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.