In celebration of African American History Month and Women’s History Month, The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture pays tribute to the life and legacy of Charlye Ola Farris. Among her many trailblazing accomplishments, Farris was the first African American woman licensed to practice law in the Lone Star State.

The exhibition explores a timeline of her life in context with the Civil Rights Movement and features profiles of other female, African American pioneers in Wichita County.


  • January 27 – February 11: Midwestern State University, Clark Student Center
  • February 17 – March 5: Martin Luther King Center, 110 Smith Street.
  • March 10 – March 26: Museum of North Texas History, 720 Indiana Avenue

This exhibition has been made possible thanks to: