Mark your calendar for October 1 and be present for the making of Fort Worth history. Two Heritage Trails Historic markers will be installed to recognize and honor the Black Business District and Black Medical District on Main St. near General Worth Square.
These markers provide historic information for visitors and tourists alike as they walk and tour our wonderful city. Heritage Trails is a project of the Fort Worth Chamber Foundation, Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. and Visit Fort Worth.
Welcome Remarks - Sultan Cole, Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce
Mayor Greetings - Gyna Bivens, Mayor Pro Tem
City Remarks - Elizabeth Beck, Councilmember District 9
Special Greetings - Brenda Sanders Wise, Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society
Special Greetings - Deborah Lewis - Chairman of Annual Tarrant County Harambee Festival
Sponsor Remarks - Effie Dennison, EVP, Head of Community Development and Corporate Social Responsibility Texas Capital Bank
Historical Marker Presentation: Black Medical District - Dr. Michael Brooks, General Surgeon
Historical Marker Presentation: Black Business District - Roy C. Brooks, Tarrant County Commissioner of Precinct 1
Closing: Asia Blaylock, Young Women's Leadership Academy and Joshua Irving, Young Men's Leadership Academy
SPECIAL FILM VIEWING
The Performing Arts Fort Worth will be showing "Legends and Legacies" a complimentary film session at the McDavid Studio and all guests are encouraged to attend following Marker Unveiling. Mask/Face coverings are required in the McDavid Studio.
301 East 5th Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Complimentary refreshments will be available for guests attending.