Original Member of the Famed ‘Red Tails’ to Visit Freeman Branch in Celebration of Black History Month.

Harris County PubliThe Tuskegee Airmenc Library and Clear Lake City – County Freeman Branch Library will have the honor of hosting Dr. Luzine B. Bickham, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, the pioneering African-American combat pilots of World War II. The all-ages program will feature a free screening of the PBS documentary, “Tuskegee Airmen,” followed by a conversation with Dr. Bickham about his Dr. Luzine B. Bickham, Original Member of the Tuskegee Airmenexperiences flying as one of the famed Red Tails.

In addition to his service to his country for which he received the Congressional Gold Medal as an original member of the Airmen, he served for many years as the Dean of Texas Southern University’s School of Business. Don’t miss this chance to meet a man who fought overseas in the greatest conflict in human history while battling for equality at home.

Clear Lake City – County Freeman Branch Library [Map]
Wednesday, February 13, 2013. 6:00 PM

Celebrate Black History Month @ HCPL. Here are just some of the events and programs our branches have in store:

Kingwood Branch Library
The History and Songs of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Indians with Young Audiences of Houston and D-Young Artists Ensemble
Thursday, February 7. 4:00 PM
School-age children/tweens

Barbara Bush Branch Library
African American Read-In
Nine black authors, including Chrystal Allen and Anna Pearl Barrett, will read from their work, talk about writing and sign autographs at the Cypress Creek Community Center Forum. Presented by the E.B.O.N.Y. Organization and the Barbara Bush Library Friends.
Saturday, February 9. 11:00 AM
All ages

South Houston Branch Library
Southern Soul Food, 19th Century-Style
Sample some African American cuisine like Great-Great-Great Grandmothers used to make.
Monday, February 11. 1:30 PM
Adults & Seniors

North Channel Branch Library
Art Project: William Edmondson Sculpture
Create a sculpture in the style of sculptor William Edmondson, the first African American to have a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art.
Friday, February 11. 4:30 PM
School-age children & tweens

Clear Lake City – County Freeman Branch Library
A Conversation with Tuskegee Airman, Dr. Luzine B. Bickham, and Free Screening of PBS Documentary, “The Tuskegee Airman”
Wednesday, February 13. 6:00 PM
All ages

Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek
Harlem Renaissance Party: listen to the music of the great composers of the era and enjoy some refreshments
Tuesday, February 14. 10:30 AM
Children infants - 7 years

Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library
Spice Train: Jamaica
Sample some traditional and contemporary recipes from Jamaica
Monday, February 18. 6:00 PM
All ages

Jacinto City Branch Library
Barack Obama’s Road to the White House
Movie screening and book talk on the life of our first African American president.
Wednesday, February 20. 3:30 PM
Preschool & school age children

Kingwood Branch Library
Kingwood High School Jazz Band
Performance of some jazz standards by great African American composers
Monday, February 25. 5:30 PM
All ages

Aldine Branch Library
Internet Scavenger Hunt
Race to find out about prominent and lesser-known African American figures.
Thursday, February 28. 4:00 PM
Teens & tweens

African American Folktales with Children’s Express Theater
(3 Shows)
Clear Lake City – County Freeman Branch Library
Wednesday, February 6. 6:30 PM
Northwest Branch Library
Saturday, February 16. 11:00 AM
Atascocita Branch Library
Thursday, February 21. 10:00 AM
All ages

All programs are free and open to the public. For complete listings of events and programs celebrating Black History Month, visit our Events Calendar