|Texas Black History Preservation Project
Documenting the Complete African American Experience in Texas -- "Know your history, know yourself"
Call for Submissions
The Texas Black History Preservation Project is producing the most comprehensive documentation ever undertaken
for the history of the African American experience in Texas. To accomplish this we’re putting together an online
encyclopedia and we encourage you to contribute items about people, places, events, issues, politics/legislation,
sports, entertainment, religion, etc., as general entries or essays.
Our documentation is wide-ranging and diverse, therefore, we’re open to including anyone (living or deceased) or
anything notable that relates to black history in Texas. You may research and write about the subject of your
interest or, to start, please consult our list of suggested biographical entries and see submission guidelines below.
However, all entries must be approved by TBHPP editors before beginning your research/writing.
We welcome your questions or comments via email or telephone – [email protected], 512-673-0565.
We look forward to hearing from you and working with you as we build this very important and unique project.
Roxanne Evans and Michael Hurd
View and print submissions flyer.
We ask that all entries be concise, factual, informative, authoritative, and documented. This means that each
submission should have a complete bibliography listing primary as well as secondary sources.
1. Entries should be double spaced and submitted using Microsoft Word.
2. Each entry should begin with the title on one line, followed by your name, title, etc. on the next line (exactly as
you wish it to appear on the TBHPP encyclopedia website). Entries should list basic facts about the topic or
individual -- "who," "what," "when," "where," "why," and "how," and should be grammatically correct.
3. You should be careful to use your own words. Please do not use verbatim (word-for-word) phrasing from a book,
newspaper article, magazine or journal article, Internet, or other source without putting the text in quotation marks
and citing the source immediately afterward.
4. Each entry should include a bibliography that lists where you obtained your information or where a reader of the
entry may go to obtain further information. Please include as much information for the bibliographic citations as
possible, including complete page links for Internet research. (For examples: biographical entry -- http://www.tbhpp.
org/arnold.html; essay -- http://www.tbhpp.org/africans_newspain.html).
5. If submitting images, please include as much information as possible about the photo, i.e. full description of
image, date, location photo taken, who should be credited or information on who should be contacted for credit and
usage rights. Or, please note if image is in public domain.
6. TBHPP reserves the right to edit all submitted material.
7. In addition to your contact info, please submit a brief bio and/or your CV.
Thank you for contributing to this unique and exciting project!