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Arthur John (Jack) Johnson

Arthur John (Jack) Johnson (1878 -1946) was the first black, and first Texan, to win the heavyweight boxing championship of the world.

Black Texas Women: 150 Years of Trial and Triumph
Black Texans: A History of African Americans in Texas, 1528-1995
Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: The Black Leadership of Texas, 1868-1900
Bricks Without Straw: A Comprehensive History of African Americans in Texas
Private Black Colleges in Texas, 1865-1954 (Texas a and M Southwestern Studies)
Black Churches in Texas: A Guide to Historic Congregations (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas a & M University)
Faith keepers: African American women leaders in Texas 1846-2000 in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Black leaders: Texans for their times
Out of the Mouths of Slaves: African American Language and Educational Malpractice

In Struggle Against Jim Crow: Lulu B. White and the Naacp, 1900-1957 (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas a & M University)
The African Texans (Texans All)
Meeting the Blues/the Rise of the Texas Sound

James L. Farmer, Jr. was a civil rights activist and leader of the American Civil Rights Movement.

Farmer and a group of students co-founded the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)

An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas, 1821-1865
The Slave Narratives of Texas
I Was Born in Slavery: Personal Accounts of Slavery in Texas (Real Voices, Real History Series)
The American Slave--Texas Narratives: Part 8, Supp. Ser. 2, Vol 9 (Texas Narratives Supplemantary Series 2)
Till Freedom Cried Out: Memories of Texas Slave Life (Clayton Wheat Williams Texas Life Series, No 6)
Wealth and Power in AnteBellum Texas

From Slave to Statesman: The Legacy of Joshua Houston, Servant to Sam Houston

David Abner, Jr.

David Abner, Jr. became the first black person to graduate from a Texas institution of higher learning when he received his degree from Bishop College in 1881.

The Freedmen's Bureau and Black Texans
The Army in Texas During Reconstruction, 1865-1870 (Texas a&M University Military History Series, No 3)
Republicanism in Reconstruction Texas (Reville Book)
Overreached on All Sides: The Freedmen's Bureau Administrators in Texas, 1865-1868
Grass-Roots Reconstruction in Texas, 1865-1880
The Dance of Freedom: Texas African Americans during Reconstruction (Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture, No. 19)
Time of Hope, Time of Despair: Black Texans During Reconstruction (Series in Ethnic Studies)
Murder and Mayhem: The War of Reconstruction in Texas (Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life, No. 6)
Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880
Negro Militia and Reconstruction

Cullen Montgomery Baker: Reconstruction Desperado