Round Rock Public Library Releases Programming Line-up for Black History Month

Library, along with other organizations, to celebrate with the theme, 'Civil Rights: Milestones in History'.

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Round Rock, Texas (PRWEB) January 17, 2014

“Civil Rights: Milestones in History” is the local theme of Black History Month 2014 -- part of a nationwide celebration marking the annual observance, in February, of the past achievements and contributions made by African Americans.

The Round Rock Black History Organization would like to invite the community to the following events:

Saturday, Jan. 18, 1 to 3:15 p.m.
27th Annual Commemorative Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Walk & Celebration

The commemorative walk begins at C.D. Fulkes Middle School, 300 West Anderson Ave. Parade participants and marchers, following a drumline from Cedar Ridge High School, will assemble at 1 p.m., and begin the march promptly at 1:30 p.m. The march will last approximately 15 minutes and end at the Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., at approximately 2 p.m. The Round Rock High School ROTC Color Guard will lead the parade.

A program with speakers and entertainment will be held at the Baca Center beginning at 2 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Hopewell Alumni and Mrs. Beulah Agnes Jones, both under the direction of Mr. Jimmie Jones, music director. The program will also include performances by the C.D. Fulkes Middle School Choir and the Jackson Sisters of the Austin Area. The Voices of Worship from Sweet Home Baptist Church - The Pinnacle of Praise, will be featured.

The emcees will be Round Rock City Councilmember Carlos Salinas and Pastor Stuart Shelby, St. Richards Episcopal Church, in Round Rock. The Speaker of the Occasion will be Brother John A. Mitchell, Ministering Evangelist of the Pecan Street Church of Christ in Rockdale, Texas. The Guest Speaker will be the Rev. Billy Jackson of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Georgetown, Texas.

A reception will follow immediately after the program at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m.
Created Equal Film Series at the Round Rock Public Library.

The Round Rock Public Library and the Williamson Museum present the "Created Equal Film Series," at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, in honor of Black History Month.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Mardi Gras Gala

The Round Rock Black History Organization presents "Mardi Gras Gala," in honor of Black History Month, at the Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served between 7 to 8 p.m. Cash bar will be available.

Entertainment will be provided by Mr. James Butler of Dallas. Door prizes will be awarded. Tickets are $25 per person.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Movie Night at Flix Brewhouse

The Round Rock Public Library will host a special screening of the film, The Help, at Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. Interstate 35. Admission is $1. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Historical Georgetown Bus Tour

The Round Rock Black History Organization and the Williamson Museum present a bus tour of historical locations in Georgetown. Tour begins and ends at the Round Rock Public Library. Breakfast and lunch are included. Tickets are $18 per person.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Created Equal Film Series at the Round Rock Public Library

The Round Rock Public Library and the Williamson Museum present the "Created Equal Film Series," at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, in honor of Black History Month.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2 to 4 p.m.
Round Rock ISD and The Voice, Inc., Student Awards Program

Round Rock ISD and The Voice, Inc., host a student awards program at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center, 5800 McNeil Drive, Austin.

Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Created Equal Film Series at the Round Rock Public Library

The Round Rock Public Library and the Williamson Museum present the "Created Equal Film Series," at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in honor of Black History Month.

The Round Rock Black History Organization educates the citizens of Round Rock and Williamson County, Texas, about the contributions of African Americans to the culture of central Texas and the United States. It does this through programs, celebrations, and other means developed by the Board of Directors.


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