Portal To Afrotexan History
General Slavery Latter 19th Century Reconstruction 20th Century Notables Books

Compiled, Arranged, and Edited By
Theodore Bolton



















  Barbara Jordan  

In 1967 she was elected to a seat in the Texas Senate, where she was the first black state senator since 1883. She was the first black woman from a Southern state to serve in Congress, and, with Andrew Young, was the first of two African Americans to be elected to Congress from the South in the twentieth century.

William Massey

 Leader of Texas Baptists. Rev. Massey served as president of the Missionary and Educational Convention of Texas for fourteen years. Rev. Massey was also President of the Texas State Convention. He  served as one of the National Baptist Convention  vice presidents



Historically Black Colleges In Texas

The Afro Texan Press The Early Years

Republican Party of Texas First 50 Years

Tribute to Former Slaves of Texas

The Freedmen's Bureau in Texas

African American Laws of 19th-Century Texas

The Union League of Texas

Early African American Legislators




Norris Wright Cuney 

 In 1886 he became Texas national committeeman of the Republican party, the most important political position given to a black man of the South in the nineteenth century. One historian of the Republican party in Texas characterizes the period between 1884 and 1896 as the "Cuney Era."



William Madison (Gooseneck Bill) McDonald

After the death of Norris Wright Cuney in 1897, McDonald became leader of the Texas Republicans. In 1896 he formed a political partnership with Edward Howland Robinson Green. Control of the party was wrested from them in 1900 by the "Lily Whites."


African Americans in Camp County

African Americans in Harrison County

African Americans in Marion County

African Americans in Upshur County

Old Buildings of Harrison County

Historic Buildings of Marion County

Your Bible (My first site)