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Big D Reads: The Accommodation

Dallas Museum of Art

Jerry Hawkins, Executive Director of Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation, joins Jim Schutze, author of The Accommodation, in a community discussion about his recently reprinted book (Deep Vellum), which illuminates the mid-century history of Dallas, centering on the civic response to the bombing of Black citizens’ homes and the ongoing housing crisis that traces its roots to the Civil War and Jim Crow.

Vocalist Albion Josiah will provide musical accompaniment. Josiah recently performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and his shows have been attended by Jesse Jackson, Maria Shriver, Oprah Winfrey, Bishop T. D. Jakes, and King Shatobi of Nigeria. He performed on several occasions at the White House during the Obama Administration, and, most recently, on the Emmy Award–winning 39th Annual Black Music & Civil Rights Movement Concert, which aired on CBS. 

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