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Old Central to honor history of the first public library for African-Americans in Texas - The Galveston County Daily News : Lifestyle

July 25, 2014

Preserving the past Old Central to honor history of the first public library for African-Americans in Texas

Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 1:00 am | Updated: 8:15 pm, Wed May 14, 2014.

GALVESTON — Officials will gather this week to honor the 110th anniversary of the first African-American library in Texas, as well its later abolition, years before area public schools completed integration.

The public is welcome for the ceremony Wednesday at the Old Central Cultural Center in Galveston. A commemorative plaque will be unveiled, speeches made and a reception held.

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