High Noon Talk: Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares

Diverse Yet Divided, Jim Crow Texas Online Program

July 15, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Discover the role black lawmakers played in reconstructing their lives, their communities, and their state.

Event Details

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.

Program is FREE to the public.

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About the Presenter

Dr. Merline Pitre is Professor of History at Texas Southern University

About Public Programs

Public programs at the Bullock Museum explore relevant history and celebrate the culture that has shaped our modern world. Through engaging discussions, performances, and scholarship guests are invited to see local connections and discover how Texas fits into a broader national story.

At the Bullock Museum, programs have been a place for the community to gather and celebrate culture, explore new ideas, and share experiences together. During the COVID-19 pandemic, programs still provide an opportunity to bring the community together, even if we are apart. Please join us through virtual programs and enjoy lessons, discussions and activities with your family, friends and neighbors who are also participating from home. 

Zoom Information

You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream. You will be asked to register upon connecting to the webinar. Advanced registration is not required. 

For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream.

Banner image courtesy Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Chalberg Collection of Prints and Negatives, C00253.

This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings conclusions or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily represent those of Humanities Texas or the National Endowment for the Humanities

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

Lectures, Talks, and Discussions