African American Museum and Cultural Center is a project that is in the planning stages in a Southern city and state. Organizers, including Dr. John Barnett, are currently engaging in workshops and discussions with the community.
African American Heritage and Culture
Also, the vision for this museum is to thus preserve the African American heritage and culture in Fort Worth. Moreover, the assistant city manager Fernando Costa did say the idea of developing a museum of Forth Worth African American history and culture has been around for a long time. However, it has not gained much traction until roughly two years ago. This is when the project was born.
Several Upcoming Projects
Also, this museum is one of many upcoming projects that relate to African American history and culture in Fort Worth. Plus, the National Juneteenth Museum has recently launching and is scheduling to open in the summer of 2024 in Forth Worth. Moreover, there is also a push to transform a former Ku Klux Klan meeting hall on Main Street into a museum. The community arts center is, in fact, named in honor of Fred Rouse. He is a Black man who was lynching by a mob of white people in 1921.
Also, the projects are not connecting or in competition, Barnett has said. Moreover, they are separate from the Juneteenth and Fred Rouse projects, the African American museum could include aspects of those historical events.
Located in Forth Worth is the Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society. The city does have a National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum. It is formerly knowing as the National Cowboys of Color Museum and Hall of Fame. However, these sites do not fully commemorate and thus celebrate African American history and the culture in Forth Worth, Barnett said.
Great Contributions to the City and Civic Life
The African American Museum, Costa said, would positively impact the community. That is because African-American people have, in fact, made great contributions to the city and civic life. However, those contributions have not been well recognizing historically.