Posts About African American History

Statue of a Black man and woman striding forward confidently; Juneteenth: Freedom Comes to Texas

Juneteenth: Freedom Comes to Texas

On June 19, 1865, Union troops in Texas began to enforce the end of slavery following the Civil War. Approximately 250,000 enslaved Black Texans had new legal status.

Among these were people who had been enslaved at Varner-Hogg Plantation in West Columbia and Levi Jordan Plantation in Brazoria, both of which are now THC state historic sites. In this...

THC's Historic Sites | Black history, African American History

A Black woman swearing in as a poll tax collector

Heroes of History: Black Heritage in Texas

From wartime service to seeking civil rights, African Americans have been shaping Texas for hundreds of years. Heritage destinations across the state showcase stories of outstanding bravery, caring for one’s community, and more. In this online presentation, representatives from five organizations share the histories of their sites and how the public...

Heritage Travel | Black history, African American History, heritage tourism, heritage travel

By Andy Rhodes, Managing Editor, The Medallion

Historically, Texas has had a complicated history with African American relations. During this current time of heightened cultural awareness, it’s important to acknowledge the challenges of the past while also shedding light on undertold stories of progress and hope.

This week’s celebration of...

African American History