Black History Month

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston recognizes Fort Bend County Commissioner Grady Prestage, winner of Mayor’s History Maker Award

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston is proud to recognize board member Grady Prestage, Fort Bend County Commissioner, as one of the winners of the Mayor’s History Maker Award celebrating Black History Month. Photo courtesy of Comcast.

Presented by Comcast to honor community volunteers during Black History Month Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston is proud to recognize board member Grady Prestage, Fort Bend County Commissioner, as one of the winners of the Mayor’s History Maker Awards celebrating Black History Month. Presented by Comcast, this year’s awards honored eight community volunteers who have dedicated their lives to serving the public and contributed to making the Houston area community stronger and more […]

Black History Month: Houston Mayor And Community Leaders To Inspire Children Through The Power Of Literacy During Black History Month

HISD Interim Superintendent Dr. Grenita Lathan and FBISD Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre kick off virtual story time celebration Feb. 1 to 5, 2021 via Facebook Children’s Museum of Houston and sister location, Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, have invited community leaders to inspire children, virtually, through the power of literacy during February Black History Month.   Community leaders from Houston:  Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston Independent School District  (HISD) Interim Superintendent Dr. Grenita Lathan, ABC 13 […]

Libraries Present Online Genealogy & Local History Programs For Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Local History and Genealogy Department will present two online programs in February for family-history researchers and local-history buffs, with special focus on African-American history. These online, pre-recorded videos can be viewed on the Fort Bend County Libraries website – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us — by clicking on the “Classes and Events” tab and selecting “Virtual Programs,” and then finding the programs on the dates listed. On Monday, February 8, Genealogy and Local History […]

Libraries Host Online Game Hours For Teens, Adults

The Adult Services Department at Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will have several virtual game-day activities for adults and teens in February. These virtual events will be online; they will NOT be in person. ·       “Virtual Board-Game Day: Love Letter” – Tuesday, February 2, 3:00 pm. In this virtual event, players will participate online in a game of Love Letter — a card game in which one attempts to deliver a love letter to the princess by […]

Libraries Celebrate Black History Month With Special Online Programs

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In recognition of Black History Month in February, Fort Bend County Libraries will have a variety of special online programs celebrating the history and cultural contributions of African-Americans in the United States. These virtual events will be online; they will NOT be in person. “Before 1619: Why Black History Month Matters” — Monday, February 1 (pre-recorded video) With the help of genetic testing and historical evidence, many African Americans are finding that they are modern descendants of the […]