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Garland's 2023 BLACK HISTORY MONTH program

Ricky McNeal, President of the NAACP Garland Branch and Political Action Chair, as well as a Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church member, will be the guest speaker for Garland's 2023 Black History Program.  The theme for this year is Black Resistance and Migration in Garland.  Please support him and the cause!!

 

Please view the Garland Landmark Museum's exhibit of the First Black Community Leaders in Garland throughout February at the North Garland Branch Library.

 

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023

Time:  6:30 p.m.

Location:  North Garland Branch Library

Address:  3845 N. Garland Ave

 

Free Event

Light refreshments will be served 


MAVIS STAPLES

PRESENTED BY GARLAND CULTURAL ARTS


Hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace,” Mavis Staples is the kind of once-in-a generation artist whose impact on music and culture would be difficult to overstate. She’s both a Blues and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer; a civil rights icon; a GRAMMY Award-winner; a chart-topping soul/gospel/R&B pioneer; a National Arts Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient; and a Kennedy Center honoree. She marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., performed at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, and sang in Barack Obama’s White House. She’s blown away countless festivalgoers from Newport Folk and Glastonbury to Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, performed with The Band at The Last Waltz, and graced the airwaves on Fallon, Colbert, Ellen, Austin City Limits, Jools Holland, the GRAMMYs, and more. She’ll take the stage in Garland this March at the Brownlee Auditorium. Get your tickets today!

Date: Friday, March 24, 2023

Time:  Doors open 7:30 p.m.

Location:  Granville Arts Center

Address:  300 N Fifth St ~ Garland

Cost:  $35-$55

 

Buy Tickets Here


Girls that  S. P. A. R. K.  Program


This program kicked off in September and they are currently taking applications.  A few notes on the program:

  • For African American girls aged 13-17 
  • Based on 5 key principles: Self, Purpose, Action, Responsibility, Knowledge 
  • Includes one group community service project
  • Include at least one exposure event such as plays, museum trips, etc. 
  • Includes special access to virtual events, sessions and mentoring check ins

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S.P.A.R.K. MEMBER APPLICATION

 

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