|“One of the great tasks of Negro writers of the future will be to show the Negro to himself; it
will be, paraphrasing the language of James Joyce, to forge in the smithy of our souls the
uncreated conscience of our race.”
– Richard Wright, novelist
From Texarkana to El Paso, Lubbock to Brownsville, and all points in between, the Texas
Black History Preservation Project is telling the stories of black Texans, covering almost
500 years. The TBHPP is an unprecedented community effort and everyone has a stake in
this unique and exciting venture. Help support the work of the Texas Black History
Preservation Project by sharing your story, volunteering to help raise funds, or by making
a tax deductible donation.
You may also download and print our donation form and send checks or money orders to:
1108 Lavaca St.
Austin, TX 78701
Help keep the legacies of black Texans alive for future generations.
|Texas Black History Preservation Project
Documenting the Complete African American Experience in Texas -- "Know your history, know yourself"