Black History Month

Harris County Public Library
Harris County Public Library

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce school board member and the president of the Hunt County African-American Leadership Conference, reflects on the beginning of Black History Month.

Hunt County Historical Commission

The Fred Douglas Elementary School building in east Greenville, no longer in use, has received status as a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark from the state Historical Commission, Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says.  Black children attended the school in the days of segregation.  A local church, Carter Temple, now owns the building and hopes to convert it into a community center. 

Hunt County Historical Commission

As we observe Black History Month, Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor tells the story of a former slave, the Rev. Andrew Jackson Hurdle, who founded five churches in Hunt County and a college for former slaves in Anderson County near Palestine.