African Americans in Texas

Detail of a stained glass window with man’s face and words Justice Now!, Act, and Jobs
Stained Glass Window, Trinity United Methodist Church, Houston

The history of African Americans in Texas: A Lasting Legacy is the story of Texas… and Texans. From musicians to politicians, from cowboys to entrepreneurs, this rich, vibrant community played a vital role shaping the Lone Star state into who we are today.

This mobile tour guides you to historic locations and, more importantly, shares real stories of real people who faced challenges, overcame obstacles, and made history. We invite you to get to know them and, in the process, perhaps discover a bigger story than you knew before.