Billie Caviel and Stacy Caviel-Watson
"I like to tell young people that they can be whatever they want to be. Whatever their dream is, they can fulfill it."
Paving the way through two generations, Billie Caviel and Stacy Caviel-Watson have made impacts over the years that have brought greater equity and success for all students of our district.
- Alfred and Billie Caviel were the first African-American husband and wife to own and operate their own pharmacy in the United States. They donated the building to the Roots Historical Arts Council in 2011 with hopes that one day it would become a museum to represent African-American culture. In 2015, their dream became a reality when the museum opened its doors becoming the first African-American museum in West Texas. Read more about the Caviel Museum of African-American History.
- Alfred J. Caviel and Billie McQueen Caviel attended Texas Southern University School of Pharmacy in Houston, Texas. They attended TSU from 1953-1957 where they received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy. They passed the State Board of Pharmacy examination and became Registered Pharmacists enabling them to practice pharmacy in Texas and other states. Read more about these two trailblazing pharmacists.
- Caviel African-American Museum Grand Opening
- Oral History Interview with Billie Caviel, June 30, 2016
- Museum Celebrates African-American Culture in Lubbock