Notable black figures in the early days of Texas:

Peter Allen -- Free man, Texas Revolution flutist
Hendrick Arnold -- Texas Revolution scout and spy
Dick the Drummer -- Musician for Texas forces at Battle of San Jacinto
William Goyens -- Successful businessman, peacekeeper
Britt Johnson -- Hero of the Texas Plains
Kiamatta Long, "Kian" -- Slave, personal maid for Jane Long
Greenbury Logan -- Texas Revolution soldier
Texas Black History Preservation Project
Documenting the Complete African American Experience in Texas -- "Know your history, know yourself"