Each year, February marks the recognition of Black History Month in the U.S., which pays tribute to African Americans who have made lasting and important achievements throughout the country’s history.
The City of Irving's Diversity and Inclusion Committee invites residents to explore the history and contributions of fellow Irvingites, as well as other notable African Americans.
UP CLOSE AND IN-PERSON
Explore the history of Irving and find the historical markers. Learn more at CityofIrving.org/Markers.
- Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center, 3925 Jackson St.
- Shelton's Bear Creek Cemetery, 1525 N. Hard Rock Road
View “I AM A MAN: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1960–1970" at the Irving Archives and Museum, 801 W. Irving Blvd., through March 16. The exhibit provides a vivid visual story of the evolution of the civil rights movement and sheds light on its integration in daily life in the American South. Visit IrvingArchivesandMuseum.com for more details.
Irving Public Library invites the community to the annual African American Read-In on Feb. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jack D. Huffman Community Building, 801. W. Irving Blvd. Storyteller Toni Simmons will present interactive folktales, songs, rhythms and chants, and additional readers will share literature reflecting life's experiences and a love of reading.
Check out these past exhibitions, stories and videos available 24/7 using your favorite device.
- History of Bear Creek, CityofIrving.org/Stories
- City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign, IACOnlineArt.com/City-of-Hope
- Artistry & Inspiration, IACOnlineArt.com/Irving-Black-Arts-Council-Artistry-and-Inspiration