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TxDOT: Revealing African American History in the State of Texas

Author(s): Jon H Budd

Year: 2017

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Summary

Over the last twenty years, the Texas Department of Transportation has conducted extensive historical and archeological research uncovering forgotten aspects of the rich cultural heritage of African Americans in Texas. This discussion touches upon major transportation undertakings where African American history was discovered and documented. These include the Ruben Hancock Site, the Freedman’s Cemetery, and the Ransom and Sarah Williams Freedman’s Homestead.


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TxDOT: Revealing African American History in the State of Texas. Jon H Budd. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435478)


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Temporal Keywords
1849 to 1900


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 521

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America