Juanita J. Craft Civil Rights House

Juanita J. Craft Civil Rights House

Juanita Craft lived in this modest, one-story wood frame house for 50 years, and both Lyndon Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr., visited her there to discuss the future of the civil rights movement.

Mrs. Craft played a crucial role in integrating two universities, the 1954 Texas State Fair, and Dallas theaters, restaurants, and lunch counters.

She was a NAACP leader, former Democratic Precinct Chair, the first black woman in Texas history to be deputized as a poll tax collector, former Dallas City Councilmember

As a tribute to her anti-discrimination efforts, Dallas named a city park and recreation center after her.

Her home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Wheatley Place Historic District on March 23, 1995.