It’s Black History Month, and a new black history exhibit at the Museum of North Texas History is now open.
Officials there say for the first time, it focuses specifically on local history..
The exhibit includes the story of Willie Faye Battle, who was part of one of the landmark national desegregation cases.
It showcases rarely seen photos of the eastside community, and local black achievements in athletics and the military.
The exhibit also highlights Arthur Bea Williams, the first black female acting mayor in Wichita Falls and judge in Wichita County.
“East side is a unique community in Wichita Falls but Wichita Falls is made up of unique communities and neighborhoods. We want people to be able to realize that there are unique special portions of the city and yet they all combine together to make Wichita Falls a really unique and special place,” Charles Campbell, executive director for the Museum of North Texas History, said.
The Museum of North Texas History is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is always free.
During the month of February, you can watch Journey: 450 Years of the African American Experience on our website.