City unveils new, interactive story map of black history in McKinney

The website features a map of historic sites and stories of people who played key roles in McKinney's Black community. (Courtesy city of McKinney)
The website features a map of historic sites and stories of people who played key roles in McKinney's Black community. (Courtesy city of McKinney)

The website features a map of historic sites and stories of people who played key roles in McKinney's Black community. (Courtesy city of McKinney)

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The website features a map of historic sites and stories of people who played key roles in McKinney's Black community. (Courtesy city of McKinney)
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The website features a map of historic sites and stories of people who played key roles in McKinney's Black community. (Courtesy city of McKinney)
The city of McKinney is celebrating Black History Month through an interactive website and a panel discussion.

The city recently unveiled an interactive website about black history in McKinney. It has a map that features historic sites throughout the city as well as stories and photos of neighborhoods and people who played key roles in the history of McKinney’s black community, according to a Feb. 5 news release.

“The purpose of the website is to help broaden public knowledge of the historic black community in McKinney and the diverse and complex history of McKinney and Collin County,” Tonya Fallis, McKinney geographic information systems analyst, said in the release.

Fallis also said that the city will continue to update and expand the website after the month is over.

The McKinney Public Library and Flourish Community-based Initiatives are also hosting a panel discussion on Martin Luther King Jr.’s book "Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?"


The panel will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at the McKinney Performing Arts Center.
By Makenzie Plusnick
Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan News Service, a news outlet at Tarleton. She enjoys true crime podcasts, riding horses, and spending time with her dog.


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