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Posted on: May 24, 2023

The African American Experience - Texas City Oral History Project

The African American Experience, Texas City Oral History Project

Join us to celebrate the launch of our first digital oral history project: The African American Experience!

📅 On Wednesday, June 14th at 6:00 PM learn about the research and partnerships that went into creating this oral history project. Attendees will also hear from those who contributed their stories, such as Dr. Lynn Ray Ellison and Commissioner Thelma Bowie. These interviews and their transcripts will live permanently online for future generations to access for free.

The focus of this oral history project was to collect stories from members of the African American community in Texas City that lived in the area between 1940 to 1970. 

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