Black History Month Festival

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Southeast Branch Library
Southeast Branch Public Area

Event Details

Celebrate African-American culture in a variety of ways featuring, music, displays, dance performances, lectures and more. Bring the whole family to this annual event for our community. The Arlington Historical Society will have special displays during the month of February.


2 p.m.  -  Speak their Name and they shall live Again.

  • Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds: African American Cemetery. This was the only cemetery where African Americans could be buried in Arlington before the 1950's.
  • Arlington's First: A Time To Honor Trailblazers, Past and Present.

Includes a recitation of the names of persons buried in the cemetery and Arlington Trailblazers. Presented by the Arlington Historical Society.

3 p.m.  -  Tarrant County College SE Jazz Combo

3:30 p.m.                      Celebration Time!

  • Winners of the art and essay contest for the Martin Luther King Jr. "Advancing the Dream Celebration 2020"
  • Winner of the Animal Services Heritage Program Contest
  • Step By Step Dance Studio
  • Ousley Junior High Primetime Steppers
  • Household of Faith Church
  • Pearcy STEM Academy Pearcy Elite Steppers
  • Williams Elementary 2nd Grade Singing Wranglers
  • Pearcy STEM Academy Singers

Children can visit the children's area for special activities.

Event Type(s): Arts and Culture
Age Group(s): Adult (18+)
David Jackson