*Trigger warning: references to racial violence
Fort Worth Lynching Tour: Honoring the Memory of Mr. Fred Rouse is a group bike and car tour to the sites associated with the lynching of Mr. Fred Rouse in Fort Worth, TX, on December 11, 1921. The tour is accompanied by a downloadable, augmented reality app that can be used in each of the five sites to better understand the story of Mr. Rouse’s murder at the hands of a White mob.
The goal of the tour is to generate community healing through memorial activism. Fort Worth Lynching Tour: Honoring the Memory of Mr. Fred Rouse invites participants to ask the questions, “What, how, why, and whom do we remember?”
The 2021 tour dates are March 27th thru May 1st. Each tour will begin at 1:00 pm. The tour is socially distant and lasts approximately two hours. Following the tour, DNAWORKS will host a Community Story gathering on Zoom from 5:00-6:00 pm for participants to process the tour experience together and share stories of resistance, resilience, and healing.
Participants can take the tour either by bicycle (Fort Worth Bike Sharing is donating free bicycle rentals for the tours) or in their own cars. Bike reservations are free-of-charge.