African American Life in Texarkana

Created by the Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Spring 2019 “Introduction to Public History” course under the guidance of Dr. Andrew McGregor and in collaboration with the Texarkana Museums System, African American Life in Texarkana is an online exhibit that endeavors to paint a picture of African American life in Texarkana during the twentieth-century. Its goal is to identify the significant people, places, and activities in Black Texarkana as well as trace contours of the lived experience of African Americans in the community. As a result, it aspires to show that the Era of Segregation went beyond educational settings and permeated nearly every aspect of daily life, including. businesses, churches, hospitals, libraries and neighborhoods. Texarkana was home to a robust community of Black professionals committed to building a better life for themselves and their community.