Tuesday, September 11, 2007

New To Dallas

It is amazing to me how new people in Dallas bring up the neighborhoods that we were relegated to live in during the years of segregation. The housing projects "Projects" in Dallas was simply housing for black families during those time. We could not live all over Dallas as we do now, but if you are new to the city, you possibly would not know the history of this town. We have people who lived in the "Projects" for some period of time (one years to many years) that are now elected officials, lawyers, entrepreneurs, accountants, teachers and so on. They were not able to make these accomplishments if their parents and neighbors did not play a significant role in their neighborhood and development.

There was and still is a great deal of pride in many black people who find themselves now and then living in the "Projects". Many are hardworking and good people who will continue to work to see that their neighborhood is a better place to live for everyone that is living there.

People who have worked in the community for years ( just to name a few) like Rev. Zan Holmes, Councilwoman Voncil Jones Hill, former Councilwoman Diane Ragsdale, former Councilman Al Lipscomb, Rev. Holsey Hickman, Rev. Charles Stovall, School Board member Kathleen Gilliam, School Board member Robert Price, former Councilwoman Junaita Craft, Peter Johnson, Rev. Marshall Hodge, Betty Lockhart, Dr. Mamie McKnight, former councilwoman Mattie Nash and Brenda Fields are well aware of where we came from.

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