About  Us

About Black Heritage Society 

The Black Heritage Society, Inc. is a self-help, non-profit organization chartered by the State of Texas. In summer of 1975, one man's concern for the well-being and betterment of the entire human race led to the establishment of the organization.  In January 1978, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s father, Martin Luther "Daddy" King, Sr. addressed the Houston community and commissioned Mr. Ovide Duncantell and BHS to continue its endeavor in the aspirations of Dr. King's dream.

The organization aims to inspire, teach, and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the weekend of the federal holiday occurring on the third Monday of each January with a commemorative parade and celebratory festive community activities throughout the weekend. 

With a long history of fighting for equal justice and social accommodations for the rights of all, the organization the organization subscribes to Activism, Advocacy, and Action on behalf of the underprivileged, undeserved, and those seeking justice and equality. The Black Heritage Society maintains an official IPM license from The King Center in Atlanta, GA.