African_American In_Houston_ Education_development

Topics: African American, Barack Obama Pages: 3 (752 words) Published: September 26, 2015
African Americans and Freedman’s Community Contribution to Houston The fourth ward in Houston is also known as Freedmen;s Town is one of the Houston’s historic community. In the late nineteenth century, it was the hub of black cultural community in the city. African Americans and were treated as second-class citizens, but they made a valuable contribution towards the commercial and educational development of Houston. At the end of the Civil War, developed new churches, schools, and other social organizations serve the need of the community. Freedmen’s community housed prominent educational institutes and also majority of doctors and attorneys are also in this community. In the nights the bars and night spots attracts whites and blacks. In the commercial market, they established newspapers like the Dallas Express, Houston Informer, many grocery stores and businesses were also established which helped African-American clientele to survive in the city of Houston. In the late nineteenth century African-American formed a cooperative to raise the crop productions and African-American land ownership. The majority of African-American was involved in farming business in Houston from 1900 to 1940. There self-help in the economic development made them strong enough to avoid the oppression of racism to resist them building a successful community in Houston. They developed their educational system in Houston which was the first institute for the Black community. These institutions include Bishop, Paul Quinn, and also the religious groups also founded Wiley. The first school for the African-American citizens in 1871 in the city of Houston. The black church in the Freedmen’s community housed schools for blacks in 1850s. The Freedmen’s community attracted two of the most important churches, Methodist Church and Baptist Church. This community became the center of education in 1870 and the Freedmen’s Bureau schools were combined with Gregory School, which was the first public...
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