Tarrant County Black Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

$250 raised by 1 donor

1% complete

$25,000 Goal

Lenora Butler Rolla, organizer and founder of the Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society, set the pace for the Society and its members.

Ms. Rolla was, by definition, a public servant. She served Fort Worth's community organizations with unparalleled dedication.

She founded the Hattie Street Haven, a neighborhood community space for youth. She served as Dean of Women at Jarvis Christian College in the early 1950s.

Ms. Rolla was a founder of the Community Christian Church and served as Vice President of the National Christian Missionary Convention.

Ms. Rolla is personally responsible for the recovery and preservation of most of Tarrant County's African-American artifacts, placing them under the watchful care of the Society.
Currently, there scheduling programs in the form of workshops related to historic preservation and genealogical research, women's history programs and guided tours of the Lenora Rolla museum. Once a year we sponsor the Tarrant County Harambee Festival, a fun filled, family oriented event, representing unity in the community enjoyed by elected officials, Fort Worth ISD students and other surrounding municipalities and schools. This event includes a health and wellness expo, Kidz Zone, live music, retail and food vendors, poetry slams and our most important segment, The Anti-Bullying Rally. Each February, we celebrate the observance of Black History Month with a juried Art Show featuring professional and area student artists.

Our Needs

Archival Storage Boxes
Shelving for storing individual collections and artifacts
Updated computers
Display cases


The Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to locate, collect, analyze, organize and preserve African-American historical contributions used to educate, empower and interpret African-American experience through art, history and culture; in the areas of education, science, business, politics, sports, art in all media, music, and performing arts in Tarrant County.


Archival Boxes

Archival folders

Archival sleeves for photographs and documents

Stainless Steel Archival Shelving Units

Display cases

Organization Data


Organization name

Tarrant County Black Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.

Tax id (EIN)




Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget

$100,000 - $249,999

Counties Served


BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx

BIPOC Leadership

Both the Executive Director/CEO and Board Chair


P O Box 50483
Fort Worth, TX 76105