In honor of Black History Month, the Round Rock Public Library will celebrate local families of Round Rock with a monthlong exhibit in our gallery area. The exhibit, a collection of photos by Melissa Fontenette-Mitchell, highlights the “contributions of many African American families to the growth and success of Round Rock.” This year’s local theme, selected by the Round Rock Black History Organization, is Black Family: Faith, Hope and Love, the Backbone of Strength and Survival.
One of our online resource vendors, ProQuest, has created a Black Freedom Struggle in the U.S. website. Visitors can find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.
You can also find local history resources through The Portal to Texas History, a gateway to rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas. Created and maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries, the Portal leverages the power of hundreds of content partners across the state to provide a vibrant, growing collection of resources.
Check out our Celebrating Black History at the Library webpage to learn more.