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The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

…remain primarily African American. Calvert was the hometown of Hall of Fame baseball player Rube Foster, who helped found and…

Barbara Jordan: The Great Texas Orator

Barbara Jordan: The Great Texas Orator

…UT following her time in Washington, D.C (Photo by John Shurstedt). As the first AfricanAmerican woman elected to the U.S….

Distant Relatives Spotlights Plantation Cooking’s Influence on American Barbecue

Distant Relatives Spotlights Plantation Cooking’s Influence on American Barbecue

…128-square-foot box on wheels. But, when the original location for his modern African American restaurant fell through, Brockway pivoted to…

Bugle Call at Fort McKavett

Bugle Call at Fort McKavett

…that school had conducted classes for the fort’s AfricanAmerican soldiers, who were promised an education as part of their enlistment…

The Art, Spiritual Pursuit, & Culture of BBQ

The Art, Spiritual Pursuit, & Culture of BBQ

…a blessing from God,” he said. There’s a big difference between AfricanAmerican barbecue in East Texas and meat-market barbecue in…

Roads to Freedom

Roads to Freedom

…(www.africanamericansintexas.com). This travel guide explores the historical and cultural contributions of African Americans to Texas since its founding days. To…

Hiding in Plain Sight: Houston’s Menil Collection

Hiding in Plain Sight: Houston’s Menil Collection

…houses collections of classical, medieval, Byzantine, African, Northwest Coast, surrealistic, and contemporary art. The museum’s curators mount exhibitions from approximately…

Barbara Jordan Remembered

Barbara Jordan Remembered

Jordan was not only the first African American to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery—her statue was also the…

Suburban Renewal: McKinney

Suburban Renewal: McKinney

…nearby Allen, who specializes in realistic portrayals of AfricanAmerican life and culture. The wall of windows at Laura Moore Fine…

Going to the Chappell

Going to the Chappell

…town’s economy, the impact of the Civil War, the town’s AfricanAmerican and Polish communities, and the two colleges that once…

Rest in Peace: Grave Sites of Famous Texans

Rest in Peace: Grave Sites of Famous Texans

…trailblazer in public life, Barbara Jordan (1936-1996), was also laid to rest here. As the first AfricanAmerican wo­man elected to…

Follow the Smoke, Central Texas BBQ

Follow the Smoke, Central Texas BBQ

…of beef brisket, pork ribs and smoked sausage. Other tables, including four pushed together, are packed with AfricanAmerican families dressed…

Abilene at Full Gallop

Abilene at Full Gallop

…to a suspended walkway designed so that visitors can view them (and feed them) eye-to-eye. But the pair of African

Quirky Quarters

Quirky Quarters

…this unusual motel is one of the few survivors of the American heyday of car travel and motels. It closed…

Cottages by the Sea

Cottages by the Sea

…Loyola Beach: Little Bethel The white steeple tells you you’ve found Little Bethel, a 1950s African American Methodist church and…

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