San Benito, Texas

The first Black History museum in the Rio Grande Valley tells a story that begins in the middle, during the time of segregation of African Americans in the 1950s and 1960s. It begins with one family who had the foresight and tenacity to see to it that all children could have an opportunity to receive an education.

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We are the ones we have been waiting for.”

Alice Walker