Amon Carter: A Lone Star Life
May 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Have you ever wanted to know more about the man behind the museum? Join us for a presentation on Amon G. Carter by Brian Cervantez, who recently published the very first scholarly biography of the Fort Worth giant. After growing up in a one-room log cabin, Carter rose to become a philanthropist and enthusiastic promoter of Fort Worth. He founded the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, established Fort Worth’s first radio station, lobbied for the American Airlines to headquarter in Fort Worth, and secured government funding for an aircraft factory that would later become Lockheed Martin. Carter also funded or helped support various schools, churches, museums, and parks. Drawing from the Amon G. Carter papers at Texas Christian University, Cervantez will detail not only Carter’s life but his continuing influence in Fort Worth and the Southwest.
Brian Cervantez is an associate professor of history and an assistant divisional dean at Tarrant County College. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Texas in 2011. He has published numerous book reviews in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly and Military History of the West. His first book, Amon Carter: A Lone Star Life, recently won the Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for Best Book on Texas History from the Texas State Historical Association.
**At this time the Center will operate normally and all future programs will continue as planned. We will keep all our friends and fans apprised should any changes in the schedule be required.**