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Black History Month

"A Tribute to African American Veterans of Round Rock”  is the local theme of Black History Month 2011 -- part of a nationwide celebration marking the annual observance, in February, of the past achievements and contributions made by African Americans. 

During the entire month of February visit "A Tribute to African American Veterans” photography exhibit at the Round Rock Public Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Round Rock Public Library.  There will be a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3.

The City of Round Rock and community will celebrate the theme with a series of events, including the Grand Celebration at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Allen R. Baca Center, with a presentation by the Horse Brigade of the Buffalo Soldiers and a performance by Sweet Home Baptist Church. 

Other events

The Library's Classic Film Night, in conjunction with Round Rock Black History Month 2011, will show Glory, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10.  The award winning historical drama chronicles the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, one of the first all black regiments of the Civil War.

The second annual Sweet Heart Banquet will be held at the Allen R. Baca Center from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12.  Catering provided by Food for the Soul, Vickie Shaw Mathis; Music/DJ “T”; Decorations/Elm Creations; Door prizes. Tickets are $15 (single)/$25 (couples) and may be purchased at the Library or by e-mailing Ella Morrison.

A book signing with a black author will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 at the Round Rock Public Library, Room A.

Join us for the Hopewell Bus Tour at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19.  The tour will take riders to sites in Round Rock significant to African American history in the city  Seating is limited. Contact Rev. Richard C. Mercer to reserve a seat; [email protected] (preferred) or call 512-.  Hosted by Round Rock Opportunity Center. 

Round Rock ISD will celebrate Black History Month at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26.  Enjoy free performances by school and community groups the Round Rock Independent School District Performing Arts Center at McNeil High School.  

The Round Rock Black History Month 2010 organizers include Sweet Home Baptist Church, One Way Baptist Church, Williamson County African American Chamber of Commerce, Round Rock Parks & Recreation, Round Rock Independent School District, The Voice, Good Hope Baptist Church, Mercer Community Development Group, and the Round Rock Public Library.

Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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