African-American Roots in Texas

This site is developed as a research aid to help African American's discover how their ancestors came to Texas. And to help uncover the important legacies these ancestors established that have been lost through the passage of time and through severed family connections. There are many interesting stories to be uncovered and links to be re-established, through the information documented in church, cemetery, school records and historic news papers. It has been said that those who fail to understand the past are doomed to repeat it. A parallel idea in African folklore cites the Sankofa Bird, who is ever moving forward but is always cognizant of and reflecting on what has been. We wish you success in your quest.