AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum
Re: All Black Cities in Texas
In Response To: All Black Cities in Texas ()
1860s and 1870s > The city's newly emancipated blacks established the residential communities of Masontown, Wheatville, Pleasant Hill, and Clarksville, organized such churches as First Baptist Church (Colored), started businesses, and patronized schools. By 1870 Austin's 1,615 black residents composed 36 percent of the 4,428 inhabitants.