Black History Month

Texas A&M-Commerce Athletics

During Black History Month, Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce,  discusses major African-American figures in the history of the University, including Dr. D.

KETR celebrates Black History Month with two evenings of special programs, coming up this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-29.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks discusses plans for Black History Month during February.  Among the activities is an essay-writing contest for Commerce ISD students.  On Saturday, February 24, the Ivory Moore-David Talbot Distinguished Leaders will feature an address by State Rep. Dan Flynn. 

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.