City of Lufkin, 300 E. Shepherd
Lufkin, Texas 75902 936-634-8881

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Black Heritage Home
MLK History & Celebrations
Undoing Racism Video
"I Have a Dream" Text
"I Have a Dream" Audio
HOPE Center March
Keltys Cemetery Video
City Phone Numbers
Texas Tides
Voices from the Days of Slavery
Books about African Americans



Welcome to the City of Lufkin's Black Heritage page.


To celebrate Juneteenth,  the oldest celebration commemorating the end of slavery, hundreds of Lufkinites gather every June 19th at Keltys Street and Brandon Park to watch a parade, participate in prize giveaways, learn African-American history and eat. The public is encourage to come out at take part.


"Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated each year with community events


February is Black History Month and the City of Lufkin has several digital resources to compliment the community activities scheduled during the Month.  We have the full text of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and we also have the speech in streaming audio.  The Public Works Department recently cleaned the undergrowth from the African American portion of the old Keltys Cemetery and we have a streaming video of the work being accomplished.  There is a streaming video of the recent Martin Luther King Day march.  We also have a page dedicated to a Inez Tims, a local civil rights hero and we have included the bios of our African American City Council and Administrative Staff Members.


We have included several other digital resources on the sidebar for your review.  Kurth Memorial Library has dozens of book about African Americans and black history.  Click here to review the lists.

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