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West Texas Collection hosting 'A Day to Remember,' in honor of Black History Month

Angelo State University's West Texas Collection is asking citizens to bring in historical items that will be scanned and added to the WTC digital archives.
Credit: Angelo State University

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State University’s West Texas Collection will host “A Day to Remember,” designed to help preserve the history of San Angelo’s black community from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Ministerial Alliance of San Angelo (TMASA), 1100 Martin Luther King Drive.

The West Texas Collection is asking citizens to bring in historical items that will be scanned and added to the WTC digital archives. Items sought include photographs, letters and other documents, which will be digitized and returned to the owners the same day.

Volunteers will be on-hand to collect oral histories, family stories and personal experiences by recording interviews with anyone wishing to participate.

The mission of the West Texas Collection is to collect and preserve the history of this region of Texas. The event is a prime opportunity for local and area families and individuals to help preserve the region’s black heritage and history.

Participation is free and RSVPs are not required, but are helpful for the staff planning the event. Anyone wishing to RSVP can do so at wtcadaytoremember.app.rsvpify.com/.

This project was made possible by a grant from the San Angelo Area Foundation.