Life in Post-Emancipation Texas

Diverse Yet Divided, Jim Crow Texas Online Program

October 21, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Uncover exceptional details from a critical era in Texas history.

Event Details

After the Civil War ended, emancipated African Americans began new lives around the state of Texas. Some established new communities, started businesses, or navigated newfound freedoms. Recent discoveries and fresh scholarship are helping to shed light on much of this post-emancipation history in Texas. Join professor and archeologist Dr. Maria Franklin for a virtual talk about her work and discoveries at several sites around Texas that shed light on the era, and illuminate what life was like for the African American families who lived there. This online program is being held in conjunction with the exhibition Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, now on view at the Bullock Museum through November 28, 2021.

Discover interesting and often untold topics through a casual lunch-time lecture.

Program is FREE to the public.

This program is available as an on-demand recording for CPE credit. To get access to the link and a certificate email

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About the Presenter

Dr. Maria Franklin is a historical archaeologist and Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

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

This online program has automated closed captioning.

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 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow was organized by the New-York Historical Society. Lead support for the exhibition provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Major support provided by the Ford Foundation and Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Support provided by the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation and Jeanne and Michael L. Klein.

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.