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Highlighting African American History - The Mirror

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The History Center continues to highlight selections from our collections that bring attention to local African American history during February.  The Mirror (1955-1956), is a 176 page book published by the Lufkin Negro Chamber of Commerce and Dunbar High School.  Its purpose was to further develop public interest in community welfare at a time when environmental health was found to be lacking. It includes many photographs of Lufkin's racially segregated black community, including schools, churches, and businesses.  The Lufkin Negro Chamber of Commerce was organized in April 1940 to advance education, encourage better community relations, and improve standards of living within Lufkin's black community.