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Diversity, equity and inclusion is central and imperative for Habitat for Humanity. We believe in a world where everyone — no matter
who we are or where we come from — deserves a decent place to live. And we recognize that, to create this world, our work must
always break down barriers, bring people of all backgrounds together, and generate equity, respect and lasting change. In the spirit of
including people from all backgrounds, we are committed to hosting 4 Heritage Build Days this calendar year

Upcoming Events

May 20, 2023

June 10, 2023

September 16, 2023

Past Events

February 25th, 2023

Professor Clarence E. Glover, Jr. aka Professor Freedom

“Taking the chain off your brain, so, your mind can work.”

Professor Glover is a 40 + years veteran of the Civil Rights Movement.

A protégé of Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Mrs. Rosa Parks, Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, Dr. C.T. Vivian, Congressman John Lewis, Rev. Jessie Jackson and Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Professor Glover took up the mantle of The Civil Rights Movement Phase II. At age 66 he has been in instrumental in achieving what Dr. Martin Luther King called, institutionalizing nonviolent social change. In the 80’s he established The Department of Intercultural Relations and Minority Student Affairs at Southern Methodist University and was an Adjunct Professor of African American Studies teaching the popular course Black and White.

Professor Glover in the 90’s was also the founder of the Department of Intercultural Education for Dallas Independent School District, where he served as Special Assistant to The General Superintendent. While at SMU and DISD he developed Diversity Harassment Policies which were among the first in the nation.

During the 1980’s Professor Glover served as Chairman of The Dallas NAACP Police Community Relations Committee, that guided the Dallas Police Department in the nation’s first police reform acts by revising the deadly force policy from property over life to life over property, eliminating the deadly choke hold and developing multicultural education training for the Dallas Police Academy.

He testified before The Dallas Congressional Hearing on Police Relations in the Black Community in 198In 1987 he testified with Mrs. Rosa Parks before a Congressional Committee in Washington D.C. chaired by Congressman John Conyers on Police Relations in the Black Community.

He is responsible for researching and locating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speech given at SMU on March 17, 1966. He is also the Consultant and Interviewer of The PBS Documentary, In Remembrance of Martin, The First National Federal Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday in Atlanta, Ga. 1986, available now through PBS.

Professor Glover through his company, Sankofa Education Services, has been instrumental in researching the history of Dallas’s African American communities, giving special attention to the periods of slavery and Jim Crow. He is a subject matter expert in African American Cotton Pickers, who during these eras served as the economic base for the South and the emergence of The American Industrial Revolution and the building of Dallas.

Professor Glover received his Bachelor of Arts and Science in History and Philosophy from Grambling State University ‘78 and his Master of Theological Studies in African American Religion and Culture from SMU Perkins School of Theology ‘81. He is also a graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education with a certification in Moral Education and Human Development ’85.


Company Participation In All Heritage Build Days | $10,000 Sponsorship

5 volunteers invited to participate in each of the 4 Heritage Build Days. This is a great way to recognize your company employee resource groups. | Logo on all 4 Heritage Build Day Banners

Company Participation In One Heritage Build Day | $2,500 Sponsorship

5 volunteers invited to participate | Logo on Heritage Build Day Banner | Name included in social posts for the Heritage Build Day

Individual Participation In One Heritage Build Day| $250 per person

To participate in one or all four of the Dallas Habitat Heritage build opportunities,
please contact Carmen Holmes cholmes@dallas-habitat.org or 214.678.2378