African American culture area
The great state of Texas was forged by diverse cultures and people of different social and economic backgrounds. The contributions of many people to our state’s patrimony have not been recognized.
Many African Americans, for example did not obtain fame or fortune. They were, however, bold, creative, and enduring in the face of what seemed like insurmountable obstacles following Emancipation. Many of them made and continue to make important cultural and economic contributions to the state of Texas.