History of the African Americans in Dallas-Fort Worth

There is an African-American community in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Black Enterprise magazine has consistently[when?] ranked Dallas as a “Top 10 city for African-Americans”.[1]


In the mid-1800s lynchings of African Americans took place in Dealey Plaza.[2]

In the late 1800s there were over 11,000 black people in Dallas.[2]

In the 1990s the number of African-Americans making annual incomes of $100,000 or more (adjusted to $75,000 as of 1990, from the circa 2005 number) increased by 300%. Around 2005 increasing numbers of African-Americans moved to suburban communities in Dallas County.[3]

The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex gained approximately 233,000 new African-Americans between 2000 and 2010. Second…

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