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Freedmen

of Texas

Changes and Challenges

This exhibit will follow the successes and challenges faced by these newly freed Black Americans.
Despite the stronghold of a biased and inhibitive social system, Blacks saw surges in wealth and political representation, organization, with large numbers of persons actively improving their social circumstances.
Black neighborhoods created a demand for community-based businesses, including hospitals and medical institutions, churches, entertainment, retail, and personal care services.
This exhibit will present the efforts and activities of the anti-Black sentiment that strengthened throughout the United States during this period.
This exhibit will explore the persons, movements, and ideas represented among Blacks after Reconstruction and the early twentieth century.