2007 Black History Calendars available
Big Thicket Messenger - February 2007
The 2007 Black History Calendar of Liberty County, a joint project of the Liberty County Historical Commission and the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, is available for purchase at the Liberty Municipal Library, 1710 Sam Houston, and at the Sam Houston Center, 650 FM 1011. The price for the 2007 calendar is $5.00.
The cover of the calendar features a distinguished, c1918 portrait photograph of Thedous and Bill Roberts and Clarence Grays of Dayton. Other images include: the 1931 Dayton Tigers Football Team, 1944 Briscoe Donatto Family, 1945 John Louis and Genevieve Norman Trahan Wedding, the 1948 Bi-County Colored Exposition Parade, the 1956 Liberty Training School Graduation, the 1959 Ames Easter Rodeo, the 1960 Calverite Social Club of Raywood and Ames, and the 1962 Douglas High School Marching Band of Cleveland.
Individuals included in this year’s publication are Ireum Andress, Grace Arceneaux, Joseph and Dorothy Bell, Sr., Leona Briggs, Ruby Briggs, Travis Carter, Bonnie Donatto, Patricia Donatto, Calvin and Alma Edwards Dickerson, Martha Dugat, Helen Goudeau, Martina Goudeau, Gloria Guidry, Alvin and Zsa Mallet, William Mohan, Bud Morris, Joseph Norman, Dorothy Jean Prater, Claude Richard Jr., Don Samuel, Dorietha Samuel, John L. Samuel, Augustine ‘Gal’ Trahan Thibodeau, Madeline and Oneziphore Thibodeaux, Charles Ray Trahan, Ellena Trahan, Florence Trahan, Cedonia Burke Walters, Cleveland Walters Sr., Gus Washington, Gregory White and Joe Eddis Young.
The Liberty County Historical Commission and the Sam Houston Center thanks these donors for the images used in the 2007 calendar: Ruby Brigs, Willie Carter, Henry L. Dugat, Sr., Joyce Zeno Edwards, Frank A. ‘Tony’ Fontenot Jr., Marcus Goudeau, Lou Grays, Oscar Grays, Michael Mark, Rose Trahan Mark, William Mohan, Don Samuel, John L. Samuel, Beatrice David Sledge, Brenda St. Julian Trahan, Cheryl Baldwin Walters, Cleveland Walters Jr., Luther and Bennie Wells, Barbara Donatto Wright and Lynda Young.
All proceeds from the sale of the calendar benefit the Liberty County Historical Commission and provide funding for the printing of future calendars.
For more information or if you would like for your historical photograph to appear in the 2008 Calendar, please contact Sandra M. Burrell, Black History Project Coordinator, Sam Houston Regional Library & Research Center, P.O. Box 310, Liberty, Texas 77575-0310, or phone (936) 336-8821. The calendar can be ordered by mail at a cost of $7 per calendar from the Sam Houston Center. Make check payable to the Liberty County Historical Commission.
The Sam Houston Center, a part of the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, is located 3 miles north of Liberty on FM 1011, off of State Highway 146. It is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.