Rotating exhibit at East Waco Library showcases Waco’s black history | Waco History

A corner of the East Waco Library might seem a small space to tell the big story of African-Americans in Waco.

Black Wacoans have helped build the city and its economy for 170 years. They have founded schools and businesses and earned glory in politics, sports, music and warfare.

But backers of the new rotating exhibit at the East Waco Library at 901 Elm Ave. hope to tell those stories in coming years a little at a time.

“We’re not opposed to starting small at all,” said Don Wright, chairman of the Central Texas African American Heritage Foundation, which worked with library officials to start the display. “Sometimes a grassroots effort like that is what ultimately pays…

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