‘Little Egypt,’ A Nearly-Lost Freedmen’s Town In Dallas, Resurfaces Thanks To College’s Digging

Founded in the 1880s by former slaves, the community flourished until the 1960s.

By Bill ZeebleFebruary 20, 2019 9:30 am, , , ,

From KERA:

Texas is dotted with Freedmen’s communities — African-American neighborhoods that sprouted after the Civil War in the era of segregation. They range from Ellis Alley in San Antonio to the Fourth Ward in Houston to Deep Ellum in Dallas. Another one in Dallas that’s been nearly forgotten, Little Egypt, is getting a renewed look thanks to Richland College.

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