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Texas State Representative – Jarvis Johnson – Pays Tribute to the History of Black Philanthropy at the Houston Public Library

2 March 2017 Events


Texas State Representative Jarvis Johnson along with fellow supporters, the Black United Fund of Texas, the George Thomas “Mickey” Leland Library and Museum of African History, Culture and Social Change, and The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church invite the public to join them for the “Get to Know More History Reception” on Sunday March 5, 2017 at the Downtown Public Library 500 McKinney St 1st Floor from 3p.m. – 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served and entertainment will be provided by the Conrad O. Johnson Youth Ensemble.

This special exhibit on the HISTORY OF BLACK PHILANTHROPY is to reflect the many ways Philanthropy has operated and shaped the Black community and our lives over the centuries, as far back as the 1700; we could survive without the grant & the government. It is an old concept that goes back to the teachings of Prince Hall’s Masons, the teachings of Marcus Garvey, the teachings of Frederick Douglass and W.E. DuBois — all people whose concern was helping their people grow so that they could participate fully in the society.

This event is free to the public.

For more information:

Texas State Representative- Jarvis Johnson
http://www.jarvisjohnson.org/home
The Black United Fund
http://bufor.org/
The George Thomas “Mickey” Leland Library and Museum of African History, Culture and Social Change
http://www.oocities.org/mickeylelandmuseum/
The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church
https://ame-church.com//

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