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BRAVE/R Together, new Juneteenth Museum awarded Racial Equality fund grants

Updated: Feb 28, 2023

The non-profit committed to ending racial inequality and creating more opportunities for people who live in the 76104 zip code joins the newly announced National Juneteenth Museum in securing a portion of $577,500 awarded to 21 organizations in Fort Worth and Arlington.

Connex Fort Worth is excited to welcome a new neighbor to the Evans & Rosedale Village. The initial rendering of the $70 million dollar National Juneteenth Museum, set to break ground in 2023, is absolutely stunning. The incredible beauty and powerful history that the National Juneteenth Museum will bring, literally across the street from Connex Fort Worth, is hard to imagine and long overdue. As someone who has been driving up and down this stretch of Rosedale quite regularly since 2005, I personally cannot wait. Opal Lee and her devotion to honoring this historically overlooked part of American history is beyond words. The museum is currently projected to be open to the public on June 19, 2025.

Connex Fort Worth's own BRAVE/R Together, along with the National Juneteenth Museum were both named grant recipients of the Fund to Advance Racial Equality (FARE), given out by The North Texas Community Foundation. Congratulations to Shawn Lassiter and the entire BRAVE/R Together team.

To see an interior rendering of the museum and to read more on each of these stories, follow this link to Fort Worth Business Press's article, written by my good friend Rick Mauch.

A rendering of the National Juneteenth Museum (lower right), together with Connex Fort Worth (lower left) and the Fort Worth Downtown skyline (top center).
Photo Credit: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group & Atchain

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