Tue, Feb 07|
Lake Jackson Historical Museum
Black History of Lake Jackson
In honor of Black History Month, we will present a special display highlighting African American history and culture in Lake Jackson.
Time & Location
Feb 07, 2023, 10:00 AM – Mar 04, 2023, 4:00 PM
Lake Jackson Historical Museum, 249 Circle Way St, Lake Jackson, TX 77566, USA
About the event
In honor of Black History Month, the Lake Jackson Historical Museum will present a pop-up display highlighting African American history in Lake Jackson, TX.
The first African Americans documented in what is now Lake Jackson were enslaved by Abner Jackson, who forcibly moved them from South Carolina and Georgia to his new Brazoria County plantations in the early 1840s. While it is crucial to learn about the era of slavery in Lake Jackson history, it is not the only chapter in which African Americans played an important role. This display presents stories of how African Americans shaped Lake Jackson history from the antebellum era through present day.
The display also recognizes three Hometown History Makers: local residents who have made historic strides in their own right. With this series, we recognize individuals who have made history in recent years by representing the Black community in local professional and civic spaces that have historically lacked racial diversity. We are honored to shed light on the pioneering stories of the Davis family, Sharon Barnes, Jon "J.B." Baker.
Black History of Lake Jackson will be on display at the Lake Jackson Historical Museum during regular museum hours (10 AM - 4 PM) from Tuesday, Feb. 7th through Saturday, March 4th. The museum is located at 249 Circle Way, Lake Jackson, TX 77566.
The display will be complemented by a special oral history program, Remembering Resistance, on Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 6 PM. Learn more about the program here.