Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

Degree Discipline



The purpose;of this study is to present the free Negro in and to observe his status in a co-existent culture, also to arrive at a conclusion that will portray the true character of the free Negro in the Texas Community.

The scope of this study entails the coming of the Anglo-white, circa 1820, to the year of 1860 which marks the conflict between the North and South.

The method that has been employed in presenting the "Free Negro in Texas" is topical. This method has been chosen because it enables the writer to group the information in such a category so as the reader may obtain a clear concept of the factors that are involved in this study.

The sources that are used in the study are comprised of census reports, petitions, deeds and records, state congressional journals, newspapers, biographies, general and special histories, and articles and essays found in the professional journals.

Committee Chair/Advisor

George Ruble Woolfolk


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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