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African Americans in Amarillo (Images of America)

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Amarillo became a town in 1887 when merchants opened stores to cater to railroad workers. The first African Americans in the area were Jerry Callaway, who came to the area in 1888 with a white family, and Mathew "Bones" Hooks, a highly respected cowboy who moved to Amarillo in 1900 and later worked for the railroad. By 1908, five African American families had moved to Amarillo. The black community grew and people established churches, businesses, and schools. With the 1950s and 1960s, Amarillo citizens participated in ending segregation and bringing about equality. Today African Americans in Amarillo are still bound together by their churches but have access to many opportunities both locally and nationally. They are justifiably proud of their rich heritage.

About the Author

Churches, the Black Historical Cultural Center, fraternal organizations, and area families preserved their history in photographs. Claudia Stuart and Jean Stuntz, professors at nearby West Texas A&M University, gratefully acknowledge the contributions of both the pioneer families and the modern-day Amarillo citizens who have created and sustained this community.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738571287
Author:
Stuart, Claudia And Jean Stuntz.
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Stuart, Claudia
Author:
Stuntz, Jean
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
AFR
Subject:
TX
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Arcadia Publishing
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.10x6.50x.40 in. .70 lbs.

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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