about MOUTH

A Note from the Founder

Dionne Babineaux
Dionne Babineaux loves history and its ability to inspire and create common ground for the people who learn it.
Dionne BabineauxFounder and Executive Director


Welcome to the Museum of Undertold Texas History!

It was only a few years ago that I began to study Texas African American history. It started as a plan to supplement my kids' lessons in school.

I discovered so much information that I became eager to share it with everyone I knew. My targets most often responded with, 

"Why don't I know about that?"

Though Blacks were a part of the early Texas population, their history is hardly referenced in class discussions, textbooks, or even known to the people around us.

MOUTH is a growing collection and resource for others wanting to know more about Texas' multidimensional past.

Digging through history is a massive undertaking. The process is slow and time-consuming - searching records, reading countless books, scanning collections, visiting historical sites, and reviewing existing research.

As increasingly visual learners and very selective readers, we want direct access to useful information. 

MOUTH makes Black Texas history engaging and more accessible by tracing Texas' history through hundreds of resources for others to discover.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our site.  

I hope you will share my excitement and join the journey to share more Black Texas history.

-Dionne Babineaux

"[E]very man has two educations: 'that which is given to him, and the other that which he gives himself.' "

- Carter G. Woodson

Meet The Team

Clare BaileyAdvisory Board Member
C. Lincoln StewartAdvisory Board Member
Delwin RochesterAdvisory Board Member
Daphne EdwardsAdvisory Board Member