BLACK HISTORY

Mary Allen Seminary


Mary Allen Semniary_LOGOCROCKETT, TEXAS-
Atop a hill in Crockett, on HWY 19 sits a fading historical treasure. The Mary Allen Seminary, which was once a bustling school for African American girls and later a co-ed junior college, is now a crumbling structure. However, plans are in the works to not only restore the magnificent old building but to transform it into a museum. READ MORE

 

 

 

 

Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins

lightninCROCKETT, TEXAS- Bluesman Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins had ties to Houston County. A statue was erected in his memory across from Camp Street Café in Crockett. Locals say Hopkins played on the street and in establishments along Camp Street in his youth. Camp Street was in the center of the Black Business District in Houston County. READ MORE

 

 

 

MOUNT VERNON IS WHERE THE HEART IS

Mt Vernon Church PalTx_2PALESTINE, TEXAS- Mount Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church, located in Palestine, Texas, was organized as a church and school by freedmen in the early 1870s. The 142 year old church stands in the oldest African-American neighborhood, just northeast of the original town, which was founded in 1846 by the Texas Legislature. READ MORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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