Milam County Historical Commission - Milam County, TX
Statue of Ben Milam at Milam County, TX Courthouse
Old Junior High School Building, Rockdale, TX
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Milam County Historical Commission
Milam County, Texas
Across the tracks’

That’s the title of a history of Rockdale’s East Side, written by Dr. Dennis L. Brooks, which was the subject of a program Thursday evening at the city library. The program drew an estimated 80 persons, one of the largest crowds to attend one of the evening library programs. Dr. Brooks is a Rockdale native who returned to his hometown not only to pastor a congregation but also to establish The Institute for Teaching God’s Word, which has prepared hundreds of persons for the ministry. Dr. Brooks’ history deals with Rockdale from a black perspective, showing “obstacles faced and how black residents not only went on to thrive but to make life better for many generations to come.”

Rockdale Reporter 
Sept 1, 2016
Dennis Brooks
Dennis Brooks
Photos by Mike Brown - Rockdale Reporter