June is Local History Month!
Reby Cary & Shining Stars of I. M. Terrell
Distinguished author and former Congressional Representative, Reby Cary discusses the people and stories that inspired his new books, The Hurdlers: Historic Black Icons in Fort Worth and Tarrant County and The Apex: Beyond the Chains: Unchained Aspirations of African-Americans in Fort Worth and Tarrant County. The Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society will present vignettes of I. M. Terrell alumni. There will be a reception following program.
noon – 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, Central, Tandy Lecture Hall
Mia L. Anderson, PhD, will chronicle the history of Sepia, an African American photo journalism magazine that began in Fort Worth in 1947. She will discuss its editorial philosophy, compare its editorial content to Ebony magazine, and highlight factors that potentially led to its failure. Program is 60 minutes.
noon, Saturday, June 17, Central, Tandy Lecture Hall
Marion J. Brooks Living Legend Awards
The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum honors outstanding civic and community leaders at the 24th Living Legend Awards, presented to citizens who have dedicated their lives to community service. There will be a reception before the program. The program begins at 6:30 p.m.
5:30 – 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, Central, Tandy Lecture Hall
Spirits in the Acre
Join us for a relaxing and informative evening at Acre Distillery in Fort Worth’s former Hell’s Half Acre district, as co-owner Tony Formby discusses the history of Hell’s Half Acre, distilling, the origins of Bourbon whisky and few famous cocktails developed in the late 1800s. This free lecture will be followed by an optional Tour & Tasting ($17.00). Please call 817.392.7740 for reservations.
7 p.m. Thursday, June 29, Acre Distillery, 1309 Calhoun Street
Sepia Photo Exhibit
Featuring 100 historical photos spanning three decades of the Fort Worth-based magazine, Sepia, this exhibition is a collaboration between Richland College and the African American Museum in Fair Park. Some of the images feature noteworthy figures and editorial images from the magazine’s Photographic Archive, which contains more than 10,000 photographs owned by the African American Museum.
On display in the Gallery at the Central Library from May 28 – Jul. 6.