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Dallas Arboretum's Black Heritage Celebration Linda Todd, Paula Blackmon, Will McDaniel, Janet Jack

DALLAS, Texas, May 21, 2024 –The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden kicked off its fourth annual Black Heritage Celebration on May 18. The celebration, presented by Bank of America, showcased delicious food, fabulous fashion, art, and businesses from the Black community, many of whom have garnered national and international acclaim.

The weekend festivities began Saturday morning with a kickoff reception held in A Tasteful Place. Will McDaniel, Dallas Arboretum board chair, Janet Jack, Black Heritage Celebration committee chair, and DeDe McGuire, honorary chair for the Black Heritage Celebration shared remarks, welcoming everyone and thanking them for their attendance and support.

Events throughout the day included chef demonstrations, live musical entertainment, a curated fashion drop premiered by nationally acclaimed stylist, J. Bolin, and a vendor market with more than 40 Black-owned businesses.

A special thanks to the 2024 Black Heritage Celebration Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: Bank of America
Sponsors: Dallas Mavericks, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority- Alpha Xi Omega Chapter, Frost Bank, The Dallas (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, SHM Architects, BNSF Railway, Dr. Flaxie Fletcher & Dr. Christie Fletcher, Charles Schwab Bank, Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center, McDonald’s of North Texas
Media Sponsors: The Dallas Weekly, Radio One and NBC 5/Telemundo 39
In-Kind Sponsors: National Black MBA Association (Kickoff), Breakfast Brothers (Party on the Plaza)

Photos courtesy of Dallas Arboretum 

Media Contacts: 

Terry Lendecker | VP, Marketing | 214.515.6523 | tlendecker@dallasarboretum.org

Juliette Coulter | The Coulter Group | 214.394.5532 | juliette@coultergroup.com

Sydney Manchester | Comm. Specialist | 214.515.6525 | sydney.manchester@dallasarboretum.org