Civil Rights: Milestones in History
We thank the following for ensuring that we offered excellent programs to the community in 2014:
One Way Baptist Church: Pastor Bernard Buhl, Pamela Cotton
Baha’is of Round Rock: David Hill, Dale Ricklefs
Round Rock Public Library: Michelle Cervantes
Good Hope Baptist Church: Jerlene Anderson, Patricia Anderson
St. Paul’s AME Church: Pastor Robin McMiller, Ella Morrison
St. Richard's Episcopal Church: Gloria Walker
Sweet Home Baptist Church: Jessie Mercer Carson, Bobby Sams
Williamson Museum: Mickie Ross
- 3M African American Employees Organization
- Henna Chevrolet
We also appreciate the following for excellent programming open to the Round Rock Community:
Black History Month Schedule of Events 2014
February is Black History Month and the Round Rock Black History Month Organization, the Round Rock Public Library, the Round Rock Arts Council, and The Williamson Museum are teaming up to present a series of events to celebrate black heritage in our area.
27th Annual Commemorative Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Walk & Celebration
Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Round Rock's 27th Annual MLK Commemorative Walk & Celebration from 1 to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.
The commemorative walk will begin at CD Fulkes Middle School, 300 West Anderson Ave. Participants should be at the school between 1 and 1:30 p.m. The march will begin at 1:30 p.m. and end at the Allen R. Baca Center at approximately 2 p.m.
The program is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. We will have local speakers and entertainment. Light refreshments will be served. The celebration is free of charge and open to the public. We are encouraging participants to bring canned goods that will be donated to the Round Rock Area Serving Center.
For more information, please contact Dave Hill or Gloria Walker, (512) 506-0149.
Created Equal Film Series
The Williamson Museum, in collaboration with the Round Rock Public Library, is pleased to announce these events for Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle.
- 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21: The Loving Story
- 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18: Slavery By Another Name
- 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27: Freedom Riders
All events are free and open to the public. They will take place at the Round Rock Public Library and include a facilitated discussion by community members and local scholars. The film showings are part of the programming for the Round Rock Black History Organization's Black History Month Activities.
"Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle" is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment
for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of
For more information, please contact Julie Chapa, (512) 218-7014.
Mardi Gras Gala
The Round Rock Black History Organization presents "Mardi Gras Gala," in honor of Black History Month from 6:30 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served between 7 – 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person.
Entertainment will be provided by Mr. James Butler, from Dallas. Door prizes will be awarded.
For more information, please contact P. Anderson.
Movie Night at Flix Brewhouse
To celebrate Black History Month, the Round Rock Public Library will host a special screening of the film, The Help, at Flix Brewhouse at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. Admission is $1. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
For more information, please contact Round Rock Public Library, (512) 218-7005.
Historical Georgetown Bus Tour
The Round Rock Black History Organization and the Williamson Museum invite you to celebrate Black History Month with a bus tour of historical locations in Georgetown, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Tour begins and ends at the Round Rock Public Library. Breakfast and lunch are included. Tickets are $18 per person.
For more information, please contact Jessie Carson, (512) 567-2148.
Round Rock ISD and The Voice, Inc., Student Awards Program
Celebrate Black History Month as Round Rock ISD and The Voice, Inc., host a student awards program at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.
African-American Art Exhibit
Round Rock Arts will exhibit African-American art throughout February at ArtSpace in downtown Round Rock. Come and view the exhibit at the 1st Thursday Exhibit Opening Reception, 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6.
Don Tate Art Exhibit at the Round Rock Public Library
The Round Rock Public Library will feature the work of Don Tate, children's book author and illustrator. Everyone is invited to an art reception at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. Mr. Tate will make a brief presentation.