Wednesday, February 17, 2010

February is Black History Month

Matthew "Bones" Hooks was born to former slaves, best remembered as a cowboy & Amarillo, Texas civic leader.

Hooks was also a religious leader, businessman, cowboy and horse breaker and became one of the first black cowboys to work alongside whites as a ranch hand, and the first black person to serve on a Potter County grand jury.

Morris Overstreet

is the first African-American

elected to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 1990 and served 8 years. He grew up in Amarillo graduating high school from Amarillo High School (GO SANDIES), earned a BA from Angelo State University, earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Texas Southern University School of Law in Houston.

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