MUSEUM OF UNDERTOLD TEXAS HISTORY

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MOUTH collects and shares the stories of Black Americans throughout Texas history.
Blacks manned the earliest explorations to the first settlements and have influenced every Texas history era thereafter.
MOUTH stories tell the immense contributions Black Americans have made to the development of Texas.

Rediscover Texas History

"Black women
 in Texas
 resisted,
 created,
 struggled,
 overcame,
 migrated,
 learned,
 united,
 and led." 

 

"Black Women In Texas History"
-Bruce Glasrud and Merline Pitre

Image: A.F., Unsplash

There were two dozen Black newspapers and periodicals in Texas before 1900.

Image: The Free Man's Press. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 1, 1868

"I looks 'round Houston, but not long. It sho' was a dumpy little place then and I gets the stagecoach to Austin."

Mary Armstrong, born in St. Louis , Missouri, on Houston around 1863
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives
Image: LOC

"I [nursed] de sick and wounded clean through de war and seed dem dyin' on every side of me." 

Harriet Barrett, born 1851 in Walker Co., on the Civil War
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives
Image: Civil War, Map of New Orleans, LOC

In 1720, Pedro Guízar, a mulatto, sculpted the Rose Window and façade of the San José Mission.

Image: LOC

Rediscover Texas History

"Black women in Texas
 resisted, created, struggled,
 overcame, migrated, learned,
 united, and led." 

 

"Black Women In Texas History"
-Bruce Glasrud and Merline Pitre

Image: A.F., Unsplash

There were two dozen Black newspapers and periodicals in Texas before 1900.

Image: The Free Man's Press. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 1, 1868

"I looks 'round Houston, but not long. It sho' was a dumpy little place then and I gets the stagecoach to Austin."

Mary Armstrong, born in St. Louis , Missouri, on Houston around 1863
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives
Image: LOC

"I [nursed] de sick and wounded clean through de war and seed dem dyin' on every side of me." 

Harriet Barrett, born 1851 in Walker Co., on the Civil War
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives
Image: Civil War, Map of New Orleans, LOC

In 1720, Pedro Guízar, a mulatto, sculpted the Rose Window and façade of the San José Mission.

Image: LOC

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