A Celebration of Black History Month in Tyler



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The City of Tyler will celebrate Black History Month through historical videos, music and educational speakers on Saturday, February 10, at 7 p.m. at Liberty Hall with a special program entitled “The Heartbeat of Our Community.”

The event will feature the stories of those who worked to ensure both the physical and spiritual well being of Tyler’s African American community. It will focus on African American medical professionals who made history working in Tyler, helping the city to become the medical hub of East Texas. Also, stories about historic churches from the pastors and members will be highlighted.

“This is a very special event and we are privileged to be a part of this tribute,” said Mayor Martin Heines.

The City of Tyler will also provide copies of the African American Heritage Trail brochure, highlighting the historical places and people that have been influential to the community of Tyler.

“It has been a privilege to bring this program to the community,” said Councilman Darryl Bowdre. “Black History is an integral part of this shaping of Tyler and it is important that we preserve this history for future generations.”

The event is free to the public and all are welcome to attend. Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin. Doors open at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact City of Tyler Communications at (903) 531-1272.

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