Call to Action

All Exhibits


Call to Action: Opening Program

Wednesday, April 20, 2006
Dr. Darwin Payne leads a presentation on the history of civil rights in Dallas.

Call to Action: Dallas at the Crossroads

Wednesday, May 24, 2006
A screening of Dallas at the Crossroads will be held, followed by a Q&A with Southern Methodist University professor Dr. Glenn Linden. This 1961 film was produced to prepare Dallas for peaceful school integration. Screened in cooperation with the Dallas Public Library.

Call to Action: Crisis with Robert Drew

Wednesday, June 14, 2006
A screening of Crisis will be held, followed by a Q&A with Robert Drew. Crisis (Robert Drew, 1963, 52 minutes) chronicles the struggle between President John F. Kennedy and George Wallace during the segregation of the University of Alabama. Drew recorded an oral history with the Museum in 2004 and appeared in Dallas for a screening of his 1960 film Primary with the Dallas Video Festival.

The Gay Rights Movement in Dallas

July 12, 2006
Long-time gay rights activist Louise Young leads a panel discussion with representatives of Dallas' large and diverse gay community. Participants include Ron Jefferson, Monica Greene and moderator Dr. Louise Young.

Call to Action: A Conversation with Vivian Castleberry

Wednesday, August 2, 2006
Vivian Castleberry, longtime women’s editor at the Dallas Times Herald, has been called the “grandmother of women journalists in Dallas.” She was instrumental in taking local women’s issues to a new level by publishing genuine news stories instead of just debutante notices. She discusses the history and sociology of local women’s rights movement: who was involved, what were their goals, what was accomplished and what challenges and opportunities remain.

Call to Action: The SNCC Experience in Dallas

Wednesday, September 6, 2006
Bob Ray Sanders of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram interviews 1960s civil rights activists Bishop Mark Herbener, Ernest McMillan and Edward Harris about the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

Call to Action: La Calle to City Hall

Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Mercedes Olivera of The Dallas Morning News moderates a panel discussion about the Mexican-American rights movement, featuring Adelfa Callejo, Frank Hernandez and Dr. Roberto Calderon of the University of North Texas.

Call to Action: The Disability Rights Movement

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Dr. Richard Scotch of the University of Texas at Dallas leads a dialogue with recognized disability advocates Kent Waldrep, Bob Kafka and Ralph Rouse on the decades-long fight leading to the Americans with Disabilities Act.