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Early Statehood

A Difficult Period

Texas made several attempts to become a state. It would be nearly a decade before its annexation as part of the United States.
This exhibit will explore the culture of restriction and persecution that grew stronger against Texas Blacks, free and enslaved.
Dramatic wealth rose from the slave labor of Texas Blacks.
They labored in many capacities, from houses to fields to shipping yards.
This exhibit focuses on the lives of enslaved Blacks in Texas.
This exhibit documents the sentiment in Texas regarding slavery.
The extent of the hardships endured, lives lost, and impact will remain unquantifiable.
During this time, other cultural groups would immigrate to Texas.
This exhibit will explore other culture groups in Texas and their integration into Texas history.