When it comes to acknowledging the historical figures walking among us, we oftentimes play a waiting game while only nodding our head toward the change-making actors, in hopes that the future will regard them with similar, or even more, respect. After all, history considers the past. The thing is, by playing the waiting game, we miss out on the opportunity to give folks their flowers while they are still with us. That’s what makes celebrating black history special – we choose to acknowledge both the past and the present as they are directly related.
And Dr. Harry Robinson, Jr. knows that all too well.
SouthFair wants to not only acknowledge but sincerely show our vote of appreciation for the work, effort, and commitment Dr. Harry Robinson Jr. has dedicated over the course of his career. His strides from library director to President/CEO of the African American Museum have not only helped communities but have also made a huge impact in black history as Dallas knows.
Late last year, SouthFair recognized Dr. Robinson, Jr. as he became Board Member Emeritus. His countless hours of time have created a positive history for the South Dallas Community, in particular, the Jefferies-Meyers neighborhood, that SouthFair serves. Now, he is being honored with The Spirit of the Centennial Award, which puts him in the likes of WFAA-TV Channel 8, Trammell S. Crow, and The Meadows Foundation. The award, presented by the Friends of Fair Park, features a luncheon which takes place on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.
For 20+ years as a SouthFair Board Member, who supports first-time homeownership, and for 50+ years of advocacy, we want to offer a very special and sincere thank you to our own SouthFair historian, Dr. Harry Robinson Jr., who without, we would be elsewhere!