Celebrating Black History Month
February 10, 2021
Meals on Wheels Central Texas is honored to share the stories of those we serve during Black History Month. We are highlighting four clients this month to recognize and celebrate the history and accomplishments of the Black community in Central Texas. Each week, we will add a new video to our series.
The first of the series is about the legendary Richard Overton. In 2017, the Meals on Wheels Central Texas home repair program provided free home repair and renovations to Richard Overton, the oldest living WWII veteran at the time. That work enabled him to live the rest of his life in the beloved place he had called home since 1948. His cousin, Volma Overton, shares the rich history of his famous relative with us.
In the second part of our #BlackHistoryMonth series, we spoke with MOWCTX client Hertha Glenn. As a former educator for nearly 60 years, she talks about her experiences as a history teacher and the importance of teaching Black history.
In part three of our series we highlight Judge Harriet Murphy, the first Black female judge in Texas. Watch her amazing story below!
In the final part of our Black History Month series, 98-year-old Izenetta Bryant shares her love of music and some of the songs she has been singing for nearly a century.
Meals on Wheels Central Texas is honored to celebrate some of our wonderful clients who are part of the rich history of Central Texas.