Black Doctors, Business Owners Honored on Fort Worth Heritage Trail – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Fort Worth Black business leaders and doctors who built businesses by helping clients who were turned away, are now being celebrated for their efforts.

Tourists and locals who follow the Fort Worth Heritage Trail can now learn about Black doctors and entrepreneurs who overcame many challenges, including racism and segregation, to help build the city.

Community leaders and students cheered at the sight of two new historical markers honoring doctors and business leaders who helped build the Fort Worth they call home. 

Tarrant County Commissioner Roy C. Brooks’ father, Dr. Marion J. Brooks, is one of several named on the historic marker.

“He instilled in each of his five children the responsibility to give back to the community that has been so good to us,” Brooks said.

Now more people will know a lot more about him and others, thanks to Brooks’ wife.

Jennifer Giddings Brooks says she was researching the city’s history and…

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