School Display Expo

Hello, I’m John William, a.k.a., J.W. – mascot of Juneteenth University, Inc. and self-appointed honorary member of the heroic United States Colored Troops 5th Army Corps.

For Black History Month 2022, I created a fun exhibit of school displays. Twenty schools representing all regions of Texas were invited to submit photos of their Black History Month displays, six accepted the invitation.

I think that’s great, given that the had less than a one-week notice. In appreciation for their participation, all six schools will forever be known as the inaugural honorees in my soon-to-be-famous collection of Best Displays Ever!

Show some love! Give each display a thumbs-up.

Denton High School

Denton, Texas

Denton High School’s display offered variety of African American biographies and photographs. The “Senior’s 2008” motif is part of a schoolwide tribute to graduating classes. It was not part of the Black History display.

McMillan High School

Murphy, Texas

The entry from McMillan was one of several campus displays celebrating Black History Month. The display pictured here challenged students to not simply recognize greatness, but also to become one of the greats.

Shadow Creek High School

Pearland, Texas

Those amazing sharks at Shadow Creek High School creatively combined Black History Month and Valentine’s Day. Their library posted a great display inviting viewers to read intriguing novels and biographies about African Americans. Fins up!

North Texas Collegiate Academy – East

Little Elm, Texas

Third grade students at North Texas Collegiate Academy created this great display. It features a variety of historic and contemporary trailblazers How many can you identify? Their teacher posted the wonderful door decoration.

Fred Moore High School

Denton, Texas

The Dragons at Fred Moore High enjoyed an engaging exhibit spread throughout the school. The exhibit featured a variety of display styles and subjects.

Lubbock Cooper High School

Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock Cooper High’s English II Honors classes produced a great Black History Month video. Yes, this webpage was created to tout displays, and only displays. BUT! This project was much too fantastic to ignore. Kudos to Cooper High’s Teacher Extraordinaire, Mrs. Sain and her creative fighting pirates.


J.W.’s “Best Display Ever” contest was created February 2022 to support observance of Black History Month in Texas schools. All five schools participating in the inaugural virtual exhibit received framed certificates. Juneteenth University intends to expand this exhibit beginning 2023, adding no less than five displays annually. Complete details about inclusion in future exhibits will be posted on this site, on October 1, annually.