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Black History Month

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month.

We’ve Come a Long Way

Celebrating Black History Month, this exhibit illustrates how far African-American people have come in America. On display at the Ella Mae Shamblee Branch from Jan. 29 - Mar. 29. There will be a reception on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 1 - 3 p.m.

Community History Workshop Series: Preserving Our Past presents The Center for Stop Six Heritage

Presented by Frank Moss, Manager, Center for Stop Six Heritage

You may have heard the buzz about Fort Worth’s Stop Six neighborhood, but you may not know it’s fascinating history. Join us as we welcome former city councilman Frank Moss who will share the story of Stop Six from its founding through its current development. In addition, Moss will focus on the creation of the Center for Stop Six Heritage which not only provides a gathering place for the community, but also promotes neighborhood pride by involving students, parents, and teachers in the effort to preserve local history through exhibits, oral interviews, and research projects.

A realtor by profession, Franklin Moss is also an avid historian. He has previously served on the Tarrant County Historical Commission, the Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society, Fort Worth/Tarrant County Branch of the NAACP, and Ambassador Club of Fort Worth. He is a Prince Hall Mason. Among his many awards, he was named a distinguished alumni of UT Arlington in 1999. He represented District 5 on the Fort Worth City Council for twelve years.

Movies that Matter: A Human Rights Film Series presents Tell Them We Are Rising

A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries — and path of promise toward the American dream — Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for more than 150 years. For the first time ever, their story is told. Beginning with the earliest attempts at education to today’s campuses, the film — directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson — examines the impact Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have had on American history, culture, and national identity. NR-Language, 2017, 83 min.

Admission is free. Reservations can be made at www.FortWorthMoviesThatMatter.eventbrite.com. Reservations will be released 15 minutes before the published start time of the program and seating becomes first come, first-served.

Last updated: Feb. 2, 2018