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African Americans of Galveston (Images of America)


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In the 19th century, Galveston shores were a gateway for immigrants to Texas and destinations beyond. Slaves, the forced immigrants, were brought to Galveston as property for sale. The largest slave trade operation in Galveston was implemented by Jean Laffite, a pirate. His slave trade business began around 1818. However, for the most part, slaves entering the port of Galveston were destined for other Texas cities and other states. Images of America: African Americans of Galveston presents the community life and accomplishments of Galveston slaves, the descendants of slaves, and descendants of those who migrated to Galveston after the Civil War. The book celebrates Galveston's African American culture from the 1840s to the 1960s.

About the Author

Tommie D. Boudreaux is a retired Galveston independent school administrator. Alice M. Gatson is a retired biomedical technologist. Both were BOI (born on the island) and are members of the Galveston Historical Foundation, serving on its board of directors for several years. They have both also served as chairs of Galveston Historical Foundation's African American Heritage Committee and are members of the Old Central Cultural Center Board of Directors. Tommie and Alice have both longed to compile the images and stories handed down from the generations of the past as well as their own experiences growing up on Galveston Island.

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Boudreaux, Tommie D.
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Gatson, Alice M.
World History-General
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Trade paper
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9.25 x 6.5 x 0.31 in 10.5 oz

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