*TRIGGER WARNING: References to racial violence.
Fort Worth Lynching Tour: Honoring the Memory of Mr. Fred Rouse is a socially distant, group bike and car tour to sites associated with the lynching of Mr. Rouse in Fort Worth on December 11, 1921. The tour is accompanied by a downloadable, augmented reality, phone and tablet app that can be used in each of the sites to research and discover the history of Mr. Rouse’s death at the hands of a White mob. DNAWORKS invited local and national artists to share creative responses to the sites in the app, including music, dance, monologues, stories, and visual art.
The goal of the work is to generate community healing through memorial activism. This experience invites participants to ask: “What, how, why, and whom do we remember?”
Following the tour, DNAWORKS will host a Community Story gathering on Zoom for audience members to process the tour experience together and share stories of resistance, resilience, and healing.
Fort Worth Lynching Tour: Honoring the Memory of Mr. Fred Rouse was created in Partnership with:
Fort Worth Bike Sharing &
Tarrant County Coalition for Peace and Justice