Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



The problem of collecting data for this study has been a difficult one. In this small Texas town, as is the case of practically all small towns, the Negro leaves little records of themselves to serve as a guiding light to those to follow and would like to know something about their history.

The sources of information, have been the various personal interviews with people who have lived in Madisonville and witnessed its steady growth. The local newspaper, records, and information from the Madisonville Chamber of Coiamaroe, office of the Deeds of Records, and other local agencies and records gave valuable information that could be used in this study. The senior class of the Madisonville Colored High School made a survey of the Negro population in 1)47 and their findings are their contributions to this study.

The writer of this study is a native of Madisonville and has seen the steady progress of the Negroes of Madisonville, Texas. The population consists of Negroes and whites and tho interracial feeling between the two races is of such that they can live together in peace and comfort.

The point of progress, growth, and achievement of an individual, group, or a race may be crowned with justice, honor, and praise, but that group or community is greatest that achieves moat with least means against greatest odds.

Committee Chair/Advisor

G . R . Woolfolk


Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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