African Americans in Nacogdoches County / Jeri Mills.Material type: TextSeries: Images of America: Publisher: Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, Description: 127 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: still image | text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1467132152; 9781467132152.Subject(s): African Americans -- Texas -- Nacogdoches County -- History -- Pictorial works | African American neighborhoods -- Texas -- Nacogdoches County -- History -- Pictorial works | Nacogdoches County (Tex.) -- Social conditions -- Pictorial works | Nacogdoches County (Tex.) -- History -- Pictorial works
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Includes bibliographical references (page 127).
Surviving the best they could -- Believing in the world -- Reading, writing, and arithmetic -- They lived quite well considering -- Bits and pieces of history.
Typical of most communities after the Civil War, Nacogdochess African Americans had to repurpose their lives by building their own communities while they carved a life of survival first and progress second. The images in this book will tell the stories of the first churches and how they became the center of the community. Other images will share information about the early leaders in the community who helped establish educational facilities for Negroes. Additional images focus on black businesses, and a final set of images will discuss the emerging black middle class and others who played significant roles in Nacogdoches history. Readers of this book will go on a journey, through images, that highlights residents pains of struggles and gains of triumph.--Amazon.com.