Sat, Jun 10|
Log Cabin Village
Stopping Stones Dedication Ceremony
Honoring the lives of Jefferson Walton and Molly
Time & Location
Jun 10, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Log Cabin Village, 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln, Fort Worth, TX 76109, USA
About the Event
We are honored to dedicate two Stopping Stone memorials bearing the names of Jefferson Walton and Molly, two individuals enslaved at the home that now serves as the entrance to Log Cabin Village. We invite all our community members to join us in this ceremony and a celebratory reception afterward. The dedication ceremony will include speakers Brenda Sanders-Wise, Christina Brooks, Opal Lee, and Dione Sims with performances by Sheran Goodspeed Keyton, J.R. Bradford, and Kenja L. Brown. This event is free and open to the public; no reservations are required. The Village will be open with free admission all day following the ceremony.
Stopping Stones is a unique organization that creates small memorials that commemorate individuals who were enslaved locally. The purpose of these memorials is to help citizens realize and remember the histories of slavery and to create conversations that address racial issues today. This is an art project started by an artist in Vermont after being inspired by similar stones memorializing those lost in the Holocaust in Germany. Each hand-engraved “stone” carries the name, profession, and enslaved dates of an individual enslaved in that particular place. We are excited and honored to be the first museum in Texas to install Stopping Stones and hope you will join us for this momentous occasion.