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African and African Diaspora Studies

Black Communities in Texas

Reference and Bibliographies



African American Museum-Dallas - At the African American Museum of Fair Park, you can explore an extensive and comprehensive permanent collection that ranges from inspiring Folk Art to centuries-old masterpieces and including African art, black renaissance paintings, decorative arts, period rooms, and contemporary art.

Brazos Valley African American Museum - Located in Bryan, this Museum is dedicated to promoting individual and community awareness, understanding, pride, and respect for the contributions that African Americans have made in the past and present to the American experience both within the Brazos Valley and outside.

Calaboose African American Museum -Located in San Marcos, this museum has letters, books, photographs and antique artifacts that cover all aspects of African American life in early Texas.

George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center - Located in Austin, the Carver Museum works to create a space where the global contributions of all Black people are celebrated through the preservation and exhibition of African American material culture, history, and aesthetic expression.

Houston Museum of African American Culture - The mission of HMAAC is to collect, conserve, explore, interpret, and exhibit the material and intellectual culture of Africans and African Americans in Houston, the state of Texas, the southwest and the African Diaspora for current and future generations.

Juanita J. Craft Civil Rights House - Located in Dallas, the Juanita J. Craft Civil Rights House is one of only three house museums in the nation honoring major female figures in the modern civil rights movement.

San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum - The organization’s goal is to reclaim San Antonio’s Black history by empowering individuals to curate their own archives and cultivate a community-driven museum of digitized, audiovisual exhibits. Collective legacies of pioneering families will serve as the basis of an evolving collection. 

Thank You and Credits

Thank you to the following guides for their references and information.

"African American History in the Archives" - University of Texas at Arlington, Priscilla Escobedo

"Civil Rights in Texas", "African American Texans" - University of Texas at San Antonio, Shari Salisbury

"African American History - Texas Sources" - University of Texas at Tyler, Livia Garza

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