Featured Collection: Celebrating African-American History in Texas and Beyond

By Caroline Jones, Reference Archivist

Our newest featured collection is now on display in the Reference Reading Room. Celebrating African-American History features publications from our Main, United States Documents, and Texas Documents collections highlighting the lives and creative works of African-Americans in history. From genealogical resources, military history, theater productions, and various other topics, we hope you enjoy this collection in honor of Black History Month.

To search for these books and more, check out our catalog at www.tsl.texas.gov/catalog. If you are interested in checking out a title on our Featured Collection shelf, please visit the Reference Desk in room 109. Below is the complete list of titles you’ll find on our Featured Collection shelf this month.

1. Black Texans: a history of African Americans in Texas, 1528-1995
301.45196 B27 1996
MAIN

2. African American women confront the West, 1600-2000
305.48 AF83
MAIN

3. Brave Black women: from slavery to the space shuttle
305.48 W725
MAIN

4. The Garden of Eden: the story of a freedmen’s community in Texas
305.896 SA564g
MAIN

5. Tomlinson Hill: the remarkable story of two families who share the Tomlinson name– one white, one black
305.896 T597t
MAIN

6. The Black infantry in the West, 1869-1891
356.189 F829b
MAIN

7. The shootout at Cedar Creek, June 1889: Ike Wilson and the legacy of Black Texas lawmen
363.2 N367s
MAIN

8. A history of African-American families and slaveholders in Cass County, East Texas, from the colonial days and slavery to the 21st century
976.4195 W255h
MAIN

9. Austin’s Rosewood neighborhood
976.431 R524au
MAIN

10. Nothing but praise: a history of the 1321st Engineer General Service Regiment
D 103.43:870-1-69
USD

11. Freedom by the sword: the U.S. Colored Troops, 1862-1867
D 114.19:SW 7
USD

12. Black soldier, white army: the 24th Infantry Regiment in Korea
D 114.2:B 56
USD

13. Path breakers: U.S. Marine African American officers in their own words
D 214.13:AF 8/13
USD

14. Patriots of color: “a peculiar beauty and merit”: African Americans and Native Americans at Battle Road & Bunker Hill
I 29.2:P 27
USD

15. A history of Fort Worth in black & white: 165 years of African-American life
Z N745.8 SE48hi
TXD

16. Walls that speak: the murals of John Thomas Biggers
Z N745.8 T341wa
TXD

17. Black Dixie: Afro-Texan history and culture in Houston
Z TA475.8 B393B
TXD

18. Black women in Texas history
Z TA475.8 B561WO
TXD

19. The ground on which I stand: Tamina, a freedmen’s town
Z TA475.8 C814gr
TXD

20. In struggle against Jim Crow: Lulu B. White and the NAACP, 1900-1957
Z TA475.8 P685in
TXD

21. The African American experience in Texas: an anthology
Z TT422.8 AF83AM
TXD

22. Free radical: Ernest Chambers, Black Power, and the politics of race
Z TT422.8 AL41fr
TXD

23. Becoming iron men: the story of the 1963 Loyola Ramblers
Z TT422.8 F875be
TXD

24. And grace will lead me home: African American freedmen communities of Austin, Texas, 1865-1928
Z TT422.8 M463AN
TXD

25. Thursday night lights: the story of Black high school football in Texas
Z UA380.8 H934th
TXD

26. Stages of struggle and celebration: a production history of Black theatre in Texas
Z UA380.8 M454st
TXD

27. Frankie and Johnny: race, gender, and the work of African American folklore in 1930s America
Z UA380.8 M823fr
TXD

28. The Jemima code: two centuries of African American cookbooks
Z UA380.8 T499je
TXD

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