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
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
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
Click here to review the lists.