- Associated Press - Sunday, June 21, 2015

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - An African-American museum has opened in Lubbock in a building where a black couple owned and operated a pharmacy for nearly 50 years.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (https://bit.ly/1QKkVnH ) reports the grand opening for the Caviel Museum of African American History was held Saturday.

Alfred and Billie Caviel operated Caviel’s Pharmacy in the building for 49 years. They retired in 2009. Two years later, they donated the building to the Roots Historical Arts Council in hopes of it one day becoming an African-American museum.

Billie Caviel says the museum tells the history of African-Americans in the community.

Among the displays are black-and-white photos of prominent African-American nurses, doctors and dentists.

Eric Strong, director of the Roots Historical Arts Council, says the museum will only be open on Fridays for the time being.


Information from: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, https://www.lubbockonline.com

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