Rare African American history in Houston book now on-line

The 1915 “Red Book: a compendium of social, professional, religious, educational and industrial interest of Houston’s colored population” is now available freely on-line at http://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/26632.

Only two print copies of this book are available in the world, according to OCLC’s Worldcat, and handful of microfilm copies.

This freely accessible PDF version provides easy access to a fascinating view of the African American population in Houston at the beginning of the 20th century. Topics include Education, Careers and Employment, Education, Social Activities, and more.

2 thoughts on “Rare African American history in Houston book now on-line

    • Unfortunately, the print copy we have is just a printout from the microfilm, so this is the best we have. The quality is not great, but the Red Book is something we thought it would be important to share online despite the quality issue.

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