Dallas Freedmantowns & The Legacy of Dr. M.C. Cooper, DDS-A Conversation with David Newton & Lewis Rhone

February 16, 2023

David Newton is a classically trained sculptor, dedicating his career to transforming ordinary African American people and forgotten historical moments into unforgettable, timeless monuments of beauty. Newton was commissioned to sculpt the Dallas Freedman Cemetery Memorial Park. Lewis Rhone is the longest living grandson of Dr. Marcellus Clayton Cooper, the first licensed African-American dentist in Dallas who was born into slavery to the Caruth Family, one of the largest slave-owning families in Dallas.