Celebrate Black History Month

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    NBC 5 invites you to celebrate Black History Month In Our Backyard. Visit the museums and attend programs and events sponsored by local organizations during the month of February. Enjoy learning more about the history, experiences and legacy of the African American community.

    Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Museum
    3925 Jackson St
    Irving, TX 75061
    www.ci.irving.tx.us/museums/bear-creek.asp

    Bear Creek is one of the oldest African-American communities in Dallas County. It was established by freed slaves. The community was annexed by the City of Irving in the 1960s. Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center houses the history of the Black settlers and their experiences from emancipation through the Civil rights movement. The museum is open from 1-4 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month or by appointment. For more information visit www.ci.irving.tx.us/museums/bear-creek.asp.

    African American Museum

    3536 Grand Ave.
    Dallas, TX 75210
    www.aamdallas.org

    Visit the African American Museum and experience a living cultural institution that presents and interprets the diversity of enrichment of the African American experience. Visit this museum of history at http://www.aamdallas.org/.

    Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society
    1020 East Humbolt St.
    Fort Worth, TX 76104
    www.tarrantcountyblackhistory.org/museum

    The Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to locate, collect, analyze, organize and preserve African-American historical contributions used to educate, empower and interpret African-American history in Tarrant County. This history is significant in the developmental heritage and growth of Tarrant County. Visit the museum at www.tarrantcountyblackhistory.org/museum.

    Dallas Black Dance Theater
    2700 Flora Street
    Dallas, TX 75201
    www.dbdt.com

    Cultural Awareness Series
    February 7 - 9
    Friday - 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday - 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday - 2:30 p.m.
    Phone:  214-880-0202
    Groups: 214-871-2390
    For more information, visit www.dbdt.com.

    University of Texas Arlington

    www.uta.edu/multicultural/cultural-programs/multicultural-mavericks/black-history-month.php  

    Sankofa "Black in the Day" Kick Off
    Monday, February 3
    Noon -2 p.m.
    UC Palo Duro Lounge
    University of Texas at Arlington
    Featuring student performances, trivia games, exhibit, and more!
    www.uta.edu/multicultural

    UT Arlington African American Faculty & Staff Association presents
    “Minorities in Changing Times, One Person’s Experience”
    Featuring civil rights pioneer Dr. James Sweatt, III
    Friday, February 7
    Noon
    UC Bluebonnet
    University of Texas at Arlington
    Space is limited. RSVP details coming soon.
    www.uta.edu/multicultural

    Featured Lecture
    University of Texas at Arlington
    “Da Sankofa Conversation“
    Featuring Professor Clarence Glover, CEO of Sankofa Education Services
    Thursday, February 20
    6:30-8:30 pm
    UC Bluebonnet North
    University of Texas at Arlington
    Featuring student performances, trivia games, exhibit, and more!
    www.uta.edu/multicultural

    Center for African American Studies Conference 2014
    Friday, February 21– Saturday, February 22
    For complete details and registration info visit www.uta.edu/caas.
    www.uta.edu/multicultural
    Documentary Screening and Discussion
    The Loving Story
    Wednesday, February 26
    6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    UC Carlisle
    www.uta.edu/multicultural  

    Black History Month Festival
    George W. Hawkes Central Library
    101 East Abram Street
    Arlington, TX
    February 22
    12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    http://www.arlingtonlibrary.org/

    Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society
    1020 East Humbolt St.
    Fort Worth, TX 76104
    www.tarrantcountyblackhistory.org/museum

    The Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to locate, collect, analyze, organize and preserve African-American historical contributions used to educate, empower and interpret African-American history in Tarrant County. This history is significant in the developmental heritage and growth of Tarrant County. Visit the museum at www.tarrantcountyblackhistory.org/museum.


    Dallas Independent School District
    www.dallasisd.org

    Annie Webb Blanton Elementary
    8915 Greenmound Ave.
    Dallas, TX, 75227

    The school will host a program on Tuesday, February 21, at 6:00 p.m., featuring a faculty choir and a dance group. The school also will have a soul food luncheon the same day.

    Julius Dorsey Elementary School
    133 N. St Augustine Road
    Dallas, TX 75217

    The school is hosting a community dinner to celebrate the accomplishments of African American past and present leaders, on Thursday, February 23, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. After the dinner, starting at 6:30 p.m., the school will host “An Evening of Entertainment, Celebrating African American Culture” a program featuring student performances, including songs, dances, and poetry.

    Francisco F. “Pancho” Medrano Middle School
    9815 Brockbank Dr.
    Dallas, TX 75220

    On Tuesday, February 28, at 10:45 a.m., and 2:15 p.m. students and staff from Francisco F. “Pancho” Medrano Middle School will honor African American women for their contributions to the American culture and history, with performances from students in dance, drama, and band with the theme “Black Women Who Rock,”

    E D. Walker Middle School
    12532 Nuestra Drive
    Dallas, TX 75230

    E.D. Walker Middle School will have a program on February 29, at 9:40 a.m., 10:35 a.m., and again at 1:00 p.m. celebrating black History, beginning with the voyage from Africa to the Civil Rights era. Students will portray African American females and males throughout history with dances, songs, and oratory performances.

    Dallas Black Dance Theater
    2700 Flora Street
    Dallas, TX 75201
    www.dbdt.com

    Cultural Awareness Series
    February 7 - 9
    Friday - 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday - 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday - 2:30 p.m.
    Phone:  214-880-0202
    Groups: 214-871-2390
    For more information, visit www.dbdt.com

    Sankofa "Black in the Day" Kick Off
    Monday, February 3
    12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    UC Palo Duro Lounge
    University of Texas at Arlington
    Featuring student performances, trivia games, exhibit, and more!
    www.uta.edu/multicultural

    UT Arlington African American Faculty & Staff Association presents
    “Minorities in Changing Times, One Person’s Experience”
    Featuring civil rights pioneer Dr. James Sweatt, III
    Friday, February 7
    12:00 p.m.
    UC Bluebonnet
    University of Texas at Arlington
    Space is limited. RSVP details coming soon.
    www.uta.edu/multicultural

    Featured Lecture
    University of Texas at Arlington
    “Da Sankofa Conversation“
    Featuring Professor Clarence Glover, CEO of Sankofa Education Services
    Thursday, February 20
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 pm
    UC Bluebonnet North
    University of Texas at Arlington
    Featuring student performances, trivia games, exhibit, and more!
    www.uta.edu/multicultural

    Center for African American Studies Conference 2014
    Friday, February 21– Saturday, February 22
    For complete details and registration info visit www.uta.edu/caas
    www.uta.edu/multicultural

    Documentary Screening and Discussion
    The Loving Story
    Wednesday, February 26
    6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    UC Carlisle
    www.uta.edu/multicultural

    Unsung Changemakers: A Black History Month Art & Film Exhibition
    Thursday, February 27 5:30 p.m.
    Angelika Theater
    5321 E. Mockingbird Ln.
    Dallas, TX, 75206
    Art Gallery Viewing/Happy Hour: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    The Premiere of the Original Short Movie Unsung Changemakers: 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Sounds Provided By DJ Wild in the Streets/Raffles Drawing: 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    http://vimeo.com/84860352

    LCUPN Black History Month Celebration Mixer and After Set
    Thursday, February 20
    6:00 p.m.
    Blue Mesa Grill
    8200 Dallas Pkwy.
    Plano, TX, 75024

    Preserving the Past in the Present for the Future
    Presented by the Tarrant County Black Historical & Genealogical Society
    Lenora Rolla Heritage Center Museum
    1020 E. Humbolt Street
    Fort Worth, TX 76104
    February 1-28, 2014. 
    A free public reception will be held on February 20, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
     
    The museum’s hours are: 
    Tuesday & Thursday
    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or by appointment (817)332-6049
    http://www.tarrantcountyblackhistory.org/

    BlackPast.org
    Blackpast.org is a website that provides the inquisitive public with comprehensive, information concerning the history of African Americans in the United States and people of African ancestry in other regions of the world.
    www.blackpast.org
     

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