Our Story Is a Shared History The Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical
Society is a nonprofit public service organization founded in April 1977 by 21 charter members. In 1974, Lenora Rolla was serving on various Bicentennial Committees. Rolla was concerned that the
history of Tarrant County’s Black citizens should be recognized during the celebrations. She found that none of the local universities or libraries held any significant material available to the
public while important archival material existed in private collections. Thus, the Society was founded.
The Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society is a non-profit
organization whose mission is to locate, collect, analyze, organize and preserve African-American historical contributions that will be used to educate, empower and interpret African-American
experience through art, history and culture; in the areas of education, science, business, politics, sports, art in all media, music, and performing arts in Tarrant County. This history is
significant in the developmental heritage and growth of Tarrant County for a diverse community of learners.
The Tarrant County Black Historical & Genealogical Society,