Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson & The African American Library at the Gregory School
Pictured above: Houston Public Library Director Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson standing in front of the newly-opened African American Library at the Gregory School.
The Houston Public Library invites the community to visit the newly-opened African American Library at the Gregory School. The newest of three special collections operated by the Houston Public Library, Gregory School is the first library of its kind in Houston and one of the few African American libraries in the country. This library will serve as a resource to preserve, promote, and celebrate the rich history and culture of African Americans in Houston, the surrounding region, and the African Diaspora.
Located in historic Freedman’s Town at 1300 Victor St., Houston TX 77019, the library is housed in the Edgar M. Gregory School, which served as the first public school for African Americans in Houston. Through collaborations with community members and organizations, this library will document and preserve the traditions, culture and history of the African American experience in the greater Houston area. Some materials will also be digitized for online access, making the archival materials housed at this facility available to everyone online and in person.
More information about The African American Library at the Gregory School can be found at www.thegregoryschool.org/news.html.