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The Austin History Center has digitized more than 250 photographs from the Travis County Negro Extension Service Photograph Collection. These photos – primarily from the 1940s through the 1960s – document the everyday life of African-Americans in Travis County, Texas.

Extension services in Texas began in 1915 when the Texas Legislature assigned administration of the Texas Agricultural Extension to Texas A&M University and established the Cooperative Extension Program
administered by Prairie View A&M. Because of segregation practices
in Texas, African-Americans were served through the Negro Extension
Service program.

Read more about the collection here.

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