January Quarterly Speaker's Meeting


BCHS is proud to welcome the Honorable Gonzalo Barrientos, former Texas Senator and State Representative and Dr. Gene Preuss, Associate Professor of History, University of Houston-Downtown, in a discussion of the Delgado vs. BISD (1948) case at the upcoming January BCHS Quarterly Speaker’s Meeting. Senator Barrientos, who attended Mina Ward School before it closed in 1949, will speak to his memories and personal experiences.  Dr. Preuss will speak to the social and legal aspect of the case in the Texas civil rights movement. Dr. Preuss’ work on the case appears in the book titled Texan Identities, Moving Beyond Myth, Memory, and Fallacy in Texas History.

Be certain to stop by the Museum today and pick up a copy of Delgado vs. BISD and the Mina Ward School, the story of the case as excerpted from Bastrop According to Ken: Vol. III, by Ken Kesselus.

The program, chock full of interesting information as only former Mayor Kesselus can write, is available for $2.