The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture (The Alliance) will present a traveling exhibition at the Museum of North Texas History in honor of Charlye Farris, the first African-American woman licensed to practice law in Texas, the first African-American attorney in Wichita County, and the first African-American to serve as a judge in the South since Reconstruction.
The Museum of North Texas History will host the exhibition from March 10 to March 17. The exhibition is part of The Legends Project, a preservation project created by the Wichita Falls Alliance of Arts and Culture to highlight the contributions of African American leaders in our community.
The Alliance has commissioned a life-size bronze statue of Farris as part of “The Legends Project.” Lubbock-based Master Sculptor Eddie Dixon will design and create the sculpture. The sculpture will be prominently located on the Wichita Courthouse Lawn, directly across from Farris’ longtime law offices.
The Alliance has established a fund at the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation for anyone wishing to contribute to the project. Donations can also be made online or by texting LEGEND to 53-555.
All donations are tax-deductible.