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Juanita Craft Humanitarian Awards Speaker Announced

Yvonne Davis Frear
Yvonne Davis Frear

Noted historian Yvonne Davis Frear, department chair of behavioral and social sciences and liberal arts liaison to dual credit at San Jacinto College Central in Pasadena, TX where she is also a history professor.

She has written articles about African Americans and civil rights in Texas that have appeared regionally, nationally, and internationally in award-winning publications like Southern Black Women in the Modern Civil Rights Movement (edited by Bruce Glasrud and Merline Pitre), Lone Star Pasts: Memory and History in Texas (edited by Greg Cantrell and Elizabeth Hayes Turner), and Major Problems in Texas History (edited by Cary Wintz).

She is also a recognized civil rights and social justice public speaker having recently presented at the Texas State Historical Association, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Diversity and Inclusion Program, and a two-time public speaker with Houston Matters, an affiliate of National Public Radio (NPR).

The Juanita Craft Humanitarian Awards were created to honor Ms. Craft’s legacy. She was an influential activist during the civil rights movement and played a crucial role in integrating the State Fair of Texas among other universities, restaurants, and theaters around Dallas.

The 2021 Juanita Craft Humanitarian Awards will be held virtually this year on October 17, 2021, starting at 3:00 P.M. Winners will be announced at that time.

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