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Dallas Historical Society



BEHOLD THE PEOPLE: R. C. Hickman's Photographs of Black Dallas, 1949–1961 (FREE EXHIBIT)

Time Frames
During School Day, Weekend
Formats
Field Trip
Grades
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted, Special Ed
Standards

Description

R. C. Hickman was a Dallas photographer whose thousands of images produced from 1949 to 1961 document life in an African American community in Texas. His photographs depict a community largely invisible to white Americans—thoroughly a part of mainstream America by virtue of accomplishment and lifestyle but excluded from it because of race. His images reveal his awareness of the broad community context within which individuals survive, grow, and understand themselves.

Students Will

  • See artifacts, documents and images.
  • Learn about R.C. Hickman.
  • Learn about Dallas history.
  • See what life was life for the African American community in the 40s, 50s and 60s in Dallas.

Details

Dates: June 19th, 2015 to Aug 15th, 2015
Times: 10 AM to 5 PM
Duration: 15-30 minutes
School Fee: FREE for student groups
Minimum Attendance: 1
Maximum Attendance: 100
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs:
Other Information: This is a SELF GUIDED TOUR. No docent will be provided.

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: Call (214) 421-4500 x104 or email DHS Booking at [email protected]
Deadline: Please call/email one day in advance to let us know when you are coming
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given for absent students. Any field trip may be cancelled with full refund up to 48 hours before the scheduled program(s) and/or special event(s). Any field trip cancelled with less than 48 hours notice of the scheduled program(s) and/or special event(s) – including failure to cancel – will not be refunded. All program(s) and special event(s) will begin promptly at the time scheduled. The Dallas Historical Society is not responsible for groups who arrive late. No program delay or refund will be issued for tardiness. All outreach programs or performances will begin at the time scheduled and will last 45 minutes to an hour. Please have all participating students seated and ready to go by outreach program or performance start time. Failure to do so may result in an abbreviated program or performance. All programs and special events cancelled by the school as a result of a district-wide closing and/or adverse weather will not be refunded. Affected programs and special events will either be rescheduled or may receive credit toward future programming. All programs and special events cancelled by the Dallas Historical Society for adverse weather or other conditions beyond our control will be refunded or rescheduled.
After School Policy: All after school programs or performances will begin at the time scheduled and will last 45 minutes to an hour. Please have all participating students seated and ready to go by after school program or performance start time. Failure to do so may result in an abbreviated program or performance.

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