June 21, 2021
High Noon Talk: Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares
Diverse Yet Divided, Jim Crow Texas Online Program
Discover the role Black lawmakers played in reconstructing their lives, their communities, and their state.
Through Many Dangers, Toils and Snares, was the first book to make an in-depth examination of the cadre of African American lawmakers in Texas after the Civil War. Other books that addressed the subject treated Black legislators en masse and offered little or nothing about their individual histories. Hear from author and scholar Dr. Merline Pitre on how she departed from this traditional method and relied upon the untapped original materials to tell the stories of these Black lawmakers. This program is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibition, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.
High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through a casual lunch-time lecture.