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It is important to remember black students being integrated into the Abilene ISD and the role Woodson High School played here from 1902 1968. The campus to this day remains vital as Woodson Center for Excellence in the Abilene ISD.
ICAN member Hester Woods said the bottom floor of the house would be used to exhibit artifacts, while the upper portion for meetings and gatherings.
While oral histories have been recorded here and remain highly valued, a place offering written history also is essential, he said.
A group Interested Citizens of Abilene North, or ICAN has big plans to make the former home of Curtis Starks Funeral Home owner Willie A. Starks into a museum and gathering place. The two story house is located at 630 Washington Street, not far from the funeral home in east Abilene.
"This would be a great opportunity to find a use for it," he said.
Salmon said African American history, like Native American history, traditionally has been oral based in being passed from one generation to another.
Salmon hopes the donation would add to the momentum of this project
That seems a small price to pay to document and take pride in an important part of Abilene history.
Executive director Jeff Salmon said the mission of Frontier Texas! is to provide a historical overview of this area and not to be an end all.
a great place to start, guaranteeing renovation, landscaping and proper exhibition, as well as qualifying the project for matching grants.
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In 2007, Frontier Texas! opened an exhibition that focused on black history. It tied to that year's national Black History Month theme titled "From Slavery to Freedom: The Story of Africans in the Americas." The six, 6 foot panels were up for two months, then put into storage for possible use again.
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Historical museums, or to Fort Phantom Hill, Fort Chadbourne or Fort Griffin. Soon, that could be to a local African American center.
That is the message we got when learning that Frontier Texas! has offered to donate a past exhibit related to black history to those hoping to turn an Abilene home into a cultural center.
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American cultural center would enhance Abilene beyond historical benefit
"We'd like it to be like the Swenson House," she said of the landmark home near Hardin Simmons University. "We like to utilize the property that way."
We need to remember integration, be aware of the role of churches in the black community, that Toby's/Harold's was a community gathering place that bridged races, that African Americans decades ago served honorably in the military, that Leo Scott slept in his car before interviewing for the job as pharmacist at Abilene's state school, then became the city's first black councilman.
Visitors in 2007 learned about Britt Johnson, the onetime slave who became successful in the wagon freight but was killed in 1871 by Indians defending his wagon train.
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