African American Resources for Texas

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=== Freedmen Towns ===
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=== Freedmen Towns ===
  
After slavery, African Americans went on establish towns in Texas. &nbsp;
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After slavery, African Americans went on to establish towns in Texas. &nbsp;  
  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hra71 Africa] (Shelby County)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hra71 Africa] (Shelby County)  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hgb03 Barrett] (Harris County)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hgb03 Barrett] (Harris County)  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrcbw Capote] (Guadalupe County)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrcbw Capote] (Guadalupe County)  
*Clarksville (Austin)
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*Clarksville (Austin)  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnc80 Cologne ](Goliad County)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnc80 Cologne ](Goliad County)  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hncas Cuney] (Cherokee County)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hncas Cuney] (Cherokee County)  
*Deep Ellum (Dallas)
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*Deep Ellum (Dallas)  
*Downsville (McLennan County)
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*Downsville (McLennan County)  
*Fifth Ward (Houston)
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*Fifth Ward (Houston)  
*Fourth Ward (Houston)
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*Fourth Ward (Houston)  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvg30 Good Hope] (Lavaca County)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvg30 Good Hope] (Lavaca County)  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ueg01 Grant's Colony] (Walker County)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ueg01 Grant's Colony] (Walker County)  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlh55 Hufsmith] (Harris County)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlh55 Hufsmith] (Harris County)  
*[http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/ahc/faq8.htm Kincheonville] (Austin)
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*[http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/ahc/faq8.htm Kincheonville] (Austin)  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrj21 Jakes Colony] (Guadalupe County)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrj21 Jakes Colony] (Guadalupe County)  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrj20 Jones Colony] (Lee County)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrj20 Jones Colony] (Lee County)  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrl80 Lincolnville] (Coryell County)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrl80 Lincolnville] (Coryell County)  
*[http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/ahc/faq8.htm Masontown ](Austin)
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*[http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/ahc/faq8.htm Masontown ](Austin)  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrmaq Mission Valley] (Medina County)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrmaq Mission Valley] (Medina County)  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrm76 Mount Gillion] (Shelby County)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrm76 Mount Gillion] (Shelby County)  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnn24 Nigton] (Trinity County)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnn24 Nigton] (Trinity County)  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrp77 Peyton] (Blanco County)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrp77 Peyton] (Blanco County)  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrqgk Quakertown] (Denton)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrqgk Quakertown] (Denton)  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrtfg The Ridge] (Gregg County)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrtfg The Ridge] (Gregg County)  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrs75 Shankleville] (Newton County)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrs75 Shankleville] (Newton County)  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrsjg Shiloh] (Gregg County)
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrsjg Shiloh] (Gregg County)  
 
*[http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/ahc/faq8.htm Wheatville ](Austin)&nbsp;<br>
 
*[http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/ahc/faq8.htm Wheatville ](Austin)&nbsp;<br>
  
 
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=== Genealogical Societies  ===
 
=== Genealogical Societies  ===
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• Access to Houston Public Library databases and indexes<br>• Books<br>• Pamphlets<br>• Periodicals<br>• Photographs<br>• Oral history recordings<br>• Manuscripts<br>• Newspapers and clippings<br>• Personal family archives and <br>• Ephemera documenting Houston’s African American History and culture.  
 
• Access to Houston Public Library databases and indexes<br>• Books<br>• Pamphlets<br>• Periodicals<br>• Photographs<br>• Oral history recordings<br>• Manuscripts<br>• Newspapers and clippings<br>• Personal family archives and <br>• Ephemera documenting Houston’s African American History and culture.  
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=== Slavery ===
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[http://www.jstor.org/stable/2140047?&Search=yes&searchText=louisiana&searchText=slavery&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3Dslavery%2Blouisiana%26gw%3Djtx%26acc%3Don%26prq%3Dvoter%2527s%2Blouisiana%26Search%3DSearch%26hp%3D25%26wc%3Don&prevSearch=&item=10&ttl=1325&returnArticleService=showFullText Slavery in Early Texas. I]<br>Lester G. Bugbee<br>Political Science Quarterly<br>Vol. 13, No. 3 (Sep., 1898) (pp. 389-412)<br>Page Count: 24
  
 
=== Voter's Registrations of 1867<br>  ===
 
=== Voter's Registrations of 1867<br>  ===
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*General Remarks--race is noted when the registrant was "colored"
 
*General Remarks--race is noted when the registrant was "colored"
  
The records are catgorized by county. When searching, pay close attention to other individuals with the same surname. They may be related. In some cases, whites with the same name may be members of the former slave holding family. <br>Voters' Registrations of 1867 are available on microfilm at the Texas State Archives.<br><br>  
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The records are catgorized by county. When searching, pay close attention to other individuals with the same surname. They may be related. In some cases, whites with the same name may be members of the former slave holding family. <br>Voters' Registrations of 1867 are available on microfilm at the Texas State Archives.
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=== Web Resources  ===
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook The Handbook of Texas] Search for information on slaves, slave owners, plantations, local history, churches, historical events, etc.<br><br>
  
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Revision as of 04:05, 23 December 2011

Contents

Cemeteries


Freedmen Towns

After slavery, African Americans went on to establish towns in Texas.  


Genealogical Societies


Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.
Willie Lee Gay - H-Town Chapter
11100 Braesridge, Suite 2202
Houston, Texas 77071
aahgshtown@yahoo.com

Libraries

The African American Library at the Gregory School
Houston's first colored public school, located in historic Freedmen's Town, serves as a resource and repository to preserve, promote and celebrate the rich history and culture of African Americans in Houston, the surrounding region and the African Diaspora.

Oral Histories


Schools

The Gregory School  Historical collections at The Gregory School include: 

• Access to Houston Public Library databases and indexes
• Books
• Pamphlets
• Periodicals
• Photographs
• Oral history recordings
• Manuscripts
• Newspapers and clippings
• Personal family archives and
• Ephemera documenting Houston’s African American History and culture.

Slavery

Slavery in Early Texas. I
Lester G. Bugbee
Political Science Quarterly
Vol. 13, No. 3 (Sep., 1898) (pp. 389-412)
Page Count: 24

Voter's Registrations of 1867

The 1867 Voter Registration includes names of voters who registered in the period between 1867 and 1869. In cases where African Americans registered, their race is specified as "colored." Voter's registrations are among the few records which document African American males prior to 1870. The following information is included:

  • Name
  • Place of residence
  • Precinct
  • Length of residence (in state, in county, in precinct)
  • Native country or state
  • If naturalized, how, when, and where
  • General Remarks--race is noted when the registrant was "colored"

The records are catgorized by county. When searching, pay close attention to other individuals with the same surname. They may be related. In some cases, whites with the same name may be members of the former slave holding family.
Voters' Registrations of 1867 are available on microfilm at the Texas State Archives.

Web Resources

  • The Handbook of Texas Search for information on slaves, slave owners, plantations, local history, churches, historical events, etc.