Gratts Family Legacy: Buffalo Soldier to Librarian

Next date: Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Ella Mae Shamblee building

Join us as we welcome Joe Gratts, who is descended from a family of interesting people who lived in Parker County and Fort Worth. Learn about Joe's great-grandfather, Lawson Daniel Gratts, who was once enslaved in Parker County, all the way to his aunt Ella Mae Gratts Shamblee, the first Black librarian of the Fort Worth Public Library.

Your Fort Worth Public Library wants to encourage exploration of history and culture. This program was designed for adults.


  • Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM


Fort Worth Public Library - Ella Mae Shamblee, 1602 Evans Ave., Fort Worth 76104  View Map

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