Freedman’s Town to Botham Jean: Stories for Racial Healing


Contact:  Marian McElroy, Esq.

Phone: (847)-689-4437


Dr. Njoki McElroy

Locations: See flyer and for dates.

Date: May 21, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15, & June 22

Times: See  for times.

Event Details: “Freedman’s Town to Botham Jean: Stories For Racial Healing” is a live storytelling show featuring 7 diverse Dallasites sharing their true, personal stories about racial tension in Dallas. Directed by master storyteller Dr. Njoki McElroy and produced by Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tale)’s Nicole Stewart, this magical storytelling experience will provide historical context to racial tension between blacks and whites in Dallas while offering a very personal lens through which to understand what our wounds are so we may acknowledge and heal them. The 75-minute show features seven individuals performing their 8-minute stories, one-by-one with short musical interludes in between speakers.

Renowned scholar, writer, performer, teacher and master storyteller