Hometown Hero: Dr. Marvin Dulaney

Dr. Marvin Dulaney loves history. In 2016, he retired as a history professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Since January 1995, Dulaney has been a volunteer at the African American Museum in Fair Park. He jokingly said, "museums do a better job of teaching history because too often historians in the classroom put people to sleep." That doesn't happen with Dr. Dulaney.

"Slavery At Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox Of Liberty" has been on display at the African American Museum in Fair Park since September.  Did you know that Thomas Jefferson, one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States owned 600 slaves during his lifetime?  This national traveling covers that and covers the lives of six slave families at Jefferson's Monticello.  Almost 80,000 people have toured the exhibit and the visitors have been diverse and enlightened by what they've learned.

The exhibit is being held over until January 21st at the African American Museum in Fair Park   www.MonticelloinDallas.com  or you can buy tickets at the museum door.