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Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture's mission is to enrich and deepen the practical life of the city with the wisdom and imagination of the humanities. Funding will support an educational program that will highlight the significant, but little-known work of an interracial women's group, that in 1837, called for the end of slavery in the U.S. This group’s work had a strong and lasting impact on the American suffrage movement. The Institute's educational program will illuminate this often-missed piece of American history through exhibition of rare books and documents, a presentation by a prominent historian, a panel discussion with diverse points of view, as well as follow-up sessions throughout the remainder of 2020. The program will show how the foundation of the Women's Suffrage Movement was intimately connected with the anti-slavery movement. They serve around 6,000 individuals each year.

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