UHV Library observes Black History Month with local history display

EVENT NAME: History in the Crossroads: African American Influences

WHEN: February 1-28; accessible when the UHV Library is open

WHERE: UHV Library; 3006 N. Ben Wilson St., Victoria, TX 77901

CONTACTS: Brittany Rodriguez, special collections librarian & Alexis Hickey, instruction and outreach librarian

SPECIAL EMPHASIS/THEME: Local History & Black History Month


In honor and celebration of Black History Month, the Victoria Regional History Center presents “History in the Crossroads,” an exhibition of historic photographs and prominent books relating to the remarkable lives of African American figures in Crossroads’ history.

Photographs from the Victoria Regional History Center's collection highlight Black figures in the history of the Crossroads who broke racial barriers and contributed to the intellectual, political, social or commercial aspects in their communities.

Featured figures include Marie Huff, the first Black registered nurse in Victoria; Dr. C.A. Dudley, a civic leader in the community; Willie Hill, the first Black policeman on Victoria's police force; Virginia Le Blanc, distinguished opera singer; and many more figures in the Crossroads history.

View the display in person at the UHV library and/or browse the digitized image collection only at

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.