When Freedom Cried Out
The Freedmen's Bureau in Texas



First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation - Lincoln meets with his cabinet.


Articles, Records, etc

The Freedmen's Bureau Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt

The Freedmen's Bureau and Black Texans By Barry A. CrouchTable of Contents and Excerpt

The Freedmen's Bureau - Texas State Library 

Clayton Acquires Texas Freedmen’s Bureau Papers


Emancipation Proclamation January 1, 1863

Andrew Johnson's Amnesty Proclamation, May 29, 1865

Major-General Granger announces freedom for the slaves in Texas. (The text is in the first paragraph June 19, 1865.

Browse the TX-Freedmen archives

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Preliminary Inventory of Records of the Field Offices of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands - Texas