black history

9:01 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Three Ways Black Austin is Rebuilding a Sense of Community

In Dr. Charles E. Urdy Plaza, "Rhapsody," a 50 foot mosaic mural, depicts the legacy of African American culture and community on East 11th Street.

The process of desegregation in Austin began in the 1950's. Blacks were no longer bound to live in one part of town and that allowed people to move into different neighborhoods. But some African-Americans left Austin completely. 

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3:16 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

The Strange Demise of Jim Crow

The film producer of The Strange Demise of Jim Crow will be at the Carver Museum tonight to screen the documentary and talk about integration in Texas.
Screen capture from The Strange Demise of Jim Crow

Texas' shameful, racist past might seem like ancient history to some people, but it was only a generation ago that it was illegal for a white person to marry an African-American.

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