Black History Month Celebrations Begin at Parker Williams Branch

On Saturday, February 6th, Harris County Public Library will kickoff Black History Month celebrations at the Parker Williams Branch Library with a day of fun and educational programs.

For Kids:Freedom Train

Express Children’s Theatre will take you along on a family’s journey to freedom through the Underground Railroad in the children’s play, Freedom Train at 10:30 am.

For Adults:                                                                         

Daniel Sample, the Manager of Genealogy for Fort Bend County Libraries, will conduct a free African-American genealogy workshop for adults at 1:00 pm. Learn the tips and tricks of researching your family history.

For All Ages:

At 3:00 pm, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., one of the oldest historically African-American fraternities, will close out the day with a performance of the unique phenomenon of stepping. Stepping has gone from the early days of college traditions to worldwide dance groups and stepping competitions. Participants will enjoy a KAP step show and learn a simple step routine, and KAP will show off some fancy moves with the famous KAP canes.

From 3-5pm, a Hot 95.7 DJ will be on hand to keep the celebration going. Make plans to join the fun!

Throughout the month, look for exciting programming at your local branch, such as:  African-American Genealogy at Northwest, Jazz and Poetry at Maud Marks, the African-American Read-In at Barbara Bush, or the Taste of Africa at Baldwin Boettcher. to name a few.