Black History Month, Feb 2023

Grayson United and the Historical Marker Committee of the Sherman Riot of 1930 present a Sankofa Journey, Saturday, February 4 at 2 pm.

Sherman had a very prosperous and unique Black business district, prior to it being burned to the ground by an angry white mob in 1930. Sankofa means, ” It is not forbidden to look back, in order to move forward”. Our aim is to continue to educate and bring light to this once significant area.

This is a walking tour, where we stop at 7 significant locations and give a brief historical overview of it’s significance in 1930. One of them being the Home of Civil rights attorney William J Durham, who strategized Brown -vs- The Board of Education with Thurgood Marshall.

The journey begins at 200 E Mulberry St for a tour through the Historic Black Business District to Downtown Sherman. Church buses are provided for those not able to walk.  MAP

Please join us. February 4, 2023 at 2:00 pm at 200 E. Mulberry Street, close to downtown Sherman.

Grayson United President 
Erik Jackson

Sherman Community Players presents “Permanent Collection” by Thomas Gibbons during three weekends of February.  This show offers a searing examination of racial politics that asks how much space — literally and figuratively — the white world gives to African Americans. What is the cost of failing to view the world through anothers’ eyes?

When: Feb 3-5, 9-12, and 17-19  
             Fridays and Saturdays: 7:30 pm.
             Sundays: 2:00 pm
Where: Finley Theater, 500 N. Elm, Sherman 75090
Organizer: Sherman Community Players

Friday night, Feb 10, don’t miss the original production, “The Rise, The Fall and The Hope“, a civil rights musical, at Wynne Chapel at Austin College beginning at 7 pm.

The Mississippi Freedom Riders
Saturday morning, Feb 11, 10 am 
~   the BHM Freedom Parade   ~
County Courthouse Square, Sherman.

Saturday night Valentine Sweetheart Banquet and Dance 
The buffet is catered and music is provided by the Dallas band “Fingerprints”. 
BHM Festival requests a $35 donation for this final event.
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