Mosier Valley was the first free African American community in Texas. Established in the 1870’s, it reached its population peak in the 1930’s. Although little remains of the once bustling town, its history lives on through archival photographs collected by Vada Johnson, Lenora Rolla and Duane Gage. Tom Kellam, the TCC district archivist, has assembled an excellent exhibit of photos donated by Mosier Valley families in order to share their stories and preserve the history of their unique community. The exhibit can be viewed in the J. Ardis Bell library on Northeast campus through the end of February. Additional photos and other archival information can be access through the Portal to Texas History website. For more information on Mosier Valley visit the Heritage Room located on the lower level of the library or contact Tom Kellam: 817-515-6620.
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