By Cheletia Johnson, Lincoln Recreation Center Supervisor
Since February is African American History Month, we encourage you to expand your knowledge. For example, you can learn about Mansu Musa I of Mali – the wealthiest person in history – or Eleanor Toliver-Williams, the first- African American air traffic controller and a 1957 graduate of Lincoln High. It’s also worth visiting the new Matthew Gaines statue on the Texas A&M campus.
History is our guiding light, and without its knowledge, we’re without direction.
In celebration of African American History Month, the Lincoln Recreation Center hosts several free educational events:
Financial Literacy (ages 18+)
Tuesday, March 1 • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Learn about financial literacy, debt management, and how to make better money decisions with Frost Bank. Lunch is provided. Registration is required and ends March 1.
Ujamaa Market Place (all ages)
Saturday, Feb. 5 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Enjoy a day of shopping at black-owned businesses and Afrocentric vendors. Shop for homemade goods and unique gifts such as apparel, art, jewelry, food, candles, and much more.
We Are Black History (all ages)
Thursday, Feb. 24 • 4:45-6:45 p.m.
Lincoln Recreation Center youth and local organizations take us on a journey through the history of black excellence. They explore African American inventors, poets, musicians, dancers, and young entrepreneurs and visionaries exhibit their knowledge and creations. Light refreshments are served.
For more information about Lincoln Recreation Center events and programs, visit cstx.gov/LincolnCenter or call us at 979-764-3779.
We must never forget the history of African Americans and their essential role in American history.
- Lincoln Center, neighborhood thrive after years of investment
- Proud history moves Lincoln Center “forever forward.”
- A&M students provide a glimpse into Lincoln Center’s past
- Local team pays tribute to the Lincoln High Panthers
- “Redeeming Time” Endures at Historic Lincoln Center
- Lincoln alumni blaze an impressive trail of achievement
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