The timeline below explores the life of Charlye Ola Farris in context with the Civil Rights Movement. The timeline was part of an exhibition on view across Wichita Falls from January to March 2022.

Farris, a Wichita Falls native, holds the distinction of becoming the first African-American woman licensed to practice law in Texas.

To learn more about plans to honor Ms. Farris with a bronze sculpture on the lawn of the Wichita County Courthouse, click here.


MSU Texas Clark Student Center
February 1st, 2022

Martin Luther King Community Center
February 17, 2022

This exhibition was made possible thanks to: