February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. From art receptions to a movie screening and bus tour showcasing local historic sites, the Round Rock community will come together for several events throughout the month.
Celebrate Black History Month with an art reception honoring the photographs of Melissa Fontenette-Mitchell at the Round Rock Public Library. Join us Thursday, Feb. 6 from 6-8 p.m. as the artist speaks about her black-and-white photography exhibit, From Slavery: Through Civil Rights to the White House, which will be on display in the library gallery throughout the month.
The Round Rock Black History Organization invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the 5th Annual Historic Bus Tour. The tour will take place on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and feature stops at the Sweet Home Mural and the African-American Experience in Waco. Tickets are $25 and include a light breakfast and lunch.
The Round Rock Public Library and the Round Rock Black History Organization will present a special showing of Hidden Figures on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. The screening is free and will take place at The Inspired Studio (110 S. Mays Street) in Downtown Round Rock.
Library cardholders can also celebrate Black History Month with a curated playlist from the library’s free music download/streaming service, Freegal.