Celebrate Black History with resources, programs at the Library

Learn more about Black history during February at the Round Rock Public Library! In addition to book lists, we are also sponsoring programs by the Round Rock Black History Organization (RRBHO) and The Links, Incorporated.


A Page from Our History: Black History in Williamson County

How well do you know the history of African-Americans in Williamson County? The Round Rock Black History Organization and the Round Rock Public Library present a Black History Month Master Class, featuring Mr. Ernest Rector, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, Round Rock Public Library, Meeting Room C.

Family Storytime: Music and Stories from Africa

Round Rock Public Library presents a very special Family Storytime featuring storyteller Elizabeth Kahura. Ms. Kahura will be sharing traditional folktales and music from African cultures.

Families with children of all ages are welcome.

Black History Month Art Exhibit and Reception

The Round Rock Public Library and The Lone Star (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will host a reception in honor of Creativity Can Change the World: A Community Art Exhibit Celebrating Black History Month, featuring the work of Houston-born artist Na’jee Thomas, Thursday, Feb. 22, Meeting Room C, First Floor. Reception begins at 5 p.m., with a presentation scheduled for 6 p.m.

The exhibit will be on display on the third floor of the Library through Feb. 29. The exhibit is sponsored by The Lone Star (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated whose mission is “to serve and further enhance the civic, educational and cultural activities for disproportionately underserved groups in Williamson and Bell counties.”

All are welcome to this free event. Light refreshments will be provided.

Learn about Round Rock Legend Juanita Craft

Join us to learn about local legend and civil rights activist Juanita Craft, who was born in Round Rock, TX, at this presentation by Helen Cordes, Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon, Legacy Conference Room, and 2 to 4 p.m., Meeting Room C.

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION: “Come learn all about Round Rock native Juanita Craft, who went on to do mighty civil rights work in Dallas that gained her acclaim as the “MLK Jr. of Dallas”! Journalist Helen Cordes will present, and we’ll also hear from Ella Sauls Morrison about the activities of the Round Rock Black History Organization and from Round Rock educator Tina Steiner on the power of mentoring.”


One of the more popular Black history programs in Round Rock was RRBHO’s Historic Bus Tour. Now you can take the tour virtually anytime! The Round Rock Local Black History Tour is now available to view on the Library’s Local History page. The tour features sites integral to Black history in our area, such as The Hopewell School and St Paul African Episcopal Church.

When you click on the Large Map button, you can learn more about each site and view photos, if they are available.

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