Oral History, Black History, and Democracy in America
February is Black History Month. Join us to learn from TCU assistant professor of history Max Krochmal how oral history projects began and their contributions to the history of the South and U.S. race relations. Krochmal will explore forgotten themes in the history of Fort Worth’ black community and introduce the Texas Communities Oral History Project, a program that aims to preserve the history of the civil rights movement in Fort Worth.
Saturday, February 2, 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Fort Worth Central Library, Tandy Lecture Hall.
Community History Workshop Series: Preserving Our Past
Presented in conjuction with The Center for Texas Studies at TCU, these workshops are aimed at increasing the historical awareness of the community. The series is designed to make the public aware of the important, yet often overlooked historical resources around them, and how to preserve them for posterity. The goal of the workshops is to prove that “every person is a historian,” and that they can, by their deeds and actions, preserve a small part of the cultural and historical fabric of this region.