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Dr. Juliet E. K. Walker
Professor, Department of History

Texas Geography and Blacks

After emancipation, thousands of African Americans left the plantations where they had worked as slaves. Many established new towns across the state of Texas. Some of these towns are today part of Texas cities such as Austin, Dallas, and Houston. For the stories of these towns, click on the regions of the map above to see a more detailed map for each region along with its affiliated historically black towns (or click on the links below):

1. Panhandle Plains

2. Praries Lakes

3. Piney Woods

4. Gulf Coast

5. South Texas Plains

6. Hill Country

7. Big Bend



Source of Texas Maps