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Using the mobile museum concept, Nichols takes framed pictures with narratives directly to schools, mostly in the Dallas ISD.
“Sometimes you have to know the past in order to know where to go in the future.” That’s what Roosevelt Nichols says. He feels it’s important for people, especially African Americans, to know their historical roots.
One of Nichols’ projects is educating school children about African American history. Using the mobile museum concept, Nichols takes framed pictures with narratives directly to schools, mostly in the Dallas ISD.
With over 600 displays in his collection, Nichols needed space to store them. Nichols worked with Ronnie Galbreath and Gene Jett at our Cleburne location. He decided to purchase a 12×24 Premier Lofted Barn with the electrical package. After the building was delivered, he added shelving to fit his displays. Nichols is planning to purchase another Ulrich building in order to double his storage space.
Nichols also chairs the Lancaster Martin Luther King Jr.Foundation. The annual MLK parade in Lancaster is scheduled for January 16. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson will be the guest speaker. You can see more details at lancastermlk.org.
Pictured below L to R: Quinnie Wright-Nichols and Roosevelt Nichols.
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