The Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Museum is housed in the actual home of the late Kathlyn Joy Gilliam which has been designated a City of Dallas historical landmark. The Museum honors the legacy of Mrs. Gilliam who was one of Dallas' greatest, most courageous civil rights leaders and a champion for boys and girls. She fought and won many battles that literally changed not only Dallas, but the entire nation in the areas of education, justice and political empowerment for African-Americans. The Museum shares Mrs. Gilliam's vision of educating the community by providing a safe environment and educational programs for adults and children. Mrs. Gilliam fought fearlessly to shape a better and brighter future for generations of youth and was a champion for both civil rights and education who represented the South Dallas community with dignity and pride. The Museum displays her awards, books, writings and photos, while also serving the community as a learning center. The Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Museum serves as a tribute to an icon who helped make a difference in many lives.
Thank you for considering our current needs which include but are not limited to the following: Facility Upkeep/Operating Expenses; Storage Unit; Permanent Digital Exhibits; Laptop Computers; Sound System throughout Museum; professional concrete donor walkway. We are also in need of permanent office space on premises-- separate from the Museum; also volunteers.