HMRC Lecture

Library: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at the Julia Ideson Building, Julia Ideson Building

Date: 10/24/2016

Room: Julia Ideson Building Auditorium

Time: 6:30PM - 8:00PM

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Age Group: young adults ages 18-35 years, adults, seniors

Lecture: "Restoring College Park Cemetery" by Randall Riepe, former President and current Treasurer of the Collge Park Cemetery Association

College Park Cemetery is one of three remaining African-American cemeteries established in Houston in the era of racial segregation. Many of the the most influential African-American leaders of Houston are interred here, including Jack Yates, Rev. Fred Lee Lights, and Isiah Milligan Terrell. Come and enjoy this free presentation following the quarterly meeting of the Friends of the Texas Room, a non-profit whose sole objective is to support the collections of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.