Friends of Juanita Craft
Civil Rights House & Museum
2023 Board of Directors

Our mission is to inspire bold civic engagement globally by preserving and amplifying Juanita Craft’s life and legacy of human rights through transformational education. We collaborated with the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture and the Junior League of Dallas to restore Ms. Craft’s home with the goal of achieving museum accreditation and registration on the Civil Rights Trail for the state of Texas. 



Candace Thompson


Carnell Brame


Verenia Hatch


Marsha Jackson

Membership Committee Chair

Shelly Skeen

Historic Designation Committee Chair

Charlondra Thompson

Marketing & Communications

Cecilia Gutierrez Venable

Historic Interpretation & Oral Histories Committee Chair

Akilah Wallace

Fundraising Committee Chair

Derek Avery Sr.

Susanna Foote

Linda Lydia

Patricia Perez

Tamara Redic-Cottrell

Chandler Vaughn

Juanita J. Craft Civil Rights House & Museum Steering Committee

Cannon Flowers (Chair)
Irungu Bakari
Lucy Cain
Willie Mae Coleman
Philip Collins
Steven Downer
Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Ph.D.
Adam Bazaldua
Rev. Clarence Glover
Joanna Hampton, AIA
Jesse Hornbuckle
RafiQ Salleh-Flowers
Donald Payton
Gina Norris
Katherine Seale
John Spriggins
Candace Thompson
Chandler Vaughan
Sonya Woods

Friends of Juanita Craft House & Museum
Advisory Council

Willie Mae Coleman
Harryette Ehrhardt
Gina Norris
Diane Ragsdale
Katherine Seale

City of Dallas Advisory

Nikki Christmas
Kendall Ferguson
Misty Maberry
John Spriggins

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“It is our hope that each person that crosses the threshold of Ms. Craft’s home is transformed into a better version of themselves, committed to actively participating in civic life.”

– Candace Thompson, Chair of the Friends of the Juanita Craft Civil Rights House

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