The Quakertown Stories Project invites you to our Fall Speaker Series, beginning with a roundtable that asks, “What is Quakertown?”
Please join Denton community leaders Alma Clark, Bettye Kimball, and Linnie McAdams and historian Chelsea Stallings to learn more about the history and legacy of Quakertown, a thriving Black neighborhood founded in the 1880s as a freedmen community just south of Texas Woman's University’s campus. In 1921, TWU’s president, alongside local white civic leaders and women’s clubs, led a campaign to pass a bond vote that displaced over sixty families and black-owned businesses to create a municipal park that stands today.
These conversations will focus on the lived experience of Denton community members, including Quakertown descendents, as we explore the ideas of remembrance, reconciliation, and reparations and consider how past racial injustices continue to affect our present.
These events will be live streamed via Zoom with an opportunity for virtual Q&A. In-person attendance is limited to 50 seats, so please register in advance at bit.ly/QSROUNDTABLE.