From a lynching to a pistol whipping, this map documents human rights abuse in Dallas

Dallas Morning News

Originally Posted: September 26, 2018

It’s an audacious goal: To make human rights a part of everyday conversation in Dallas, to make it as much a water-cooler topic as sports or reality TV.

The team building the Human Rights Dallas map wants nothing less. The SMU-based researchers hope their online tool, unveiled this week, will give everyone a better understanding of both the good and ugly of our city’s history.

Visit humanrightsdallasmaps.com and you’ll find a dozen stories pinned to a digital map of locations across Dallas County. Even if you’ve heard these narratives of injustice before, it’s urgently important that we think about them anew, given what’s gone on in our city of late.

Perhaps these history lessons will give us a bit more understanding of the pain and anger our fellow citizens feel in 2018. READ MORE

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