Be a Part of Black History Month

Be a part of a 19-year tradition of celebrating Black History Month in Victoria. The Victoria Black History Steering Committee needs local residents and groups to join the annual Black History Month Parade and Festival on Feb. 9.


Musical performers, drill teams, praise teams, poetry readers, orators, comedians, thespians and other entertainers are invited to participate. Also welcome are floats, displays and other treats for the eye. All entries for this family-friendly environment must be approved by the committee.


The festivities open at 10 a.m. with a parade from Patti Welder Magnet Middle School, 1500 E. North St., to the Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St. The Black History Month Festival will begin immediately after in the Victoria Community Center Annex and continue until 4 p.m.


For more information about participating in the parade, contact Earnel Lee and Annie Hill at (361) 576-5650. For more information about participating in the festival, contact Margie Montgomery at (361) 652-1851.


The University of Houston-Victoria has helped organize the events surrounding Black History Month since 1989.

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.

Thomas Doyle 361-570-4342