The East End Cultural Heritage District....

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"The Soul in the Heart of the City"

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This website represents the work of DiverseArts Culture Works’ East End Digital Archive Project. The Project’s long-term goal is to amass in one online location a collection of multimedia and narrative archival material that graphically illustrate the cultural history of the African American community of Central East Austin.  By collecting and incorporating materials found in a number of collaborating public archival collections, generating new primary source materials, and engaging in additional historical research and writing, the Project hopes to detail the story of this community from it’s founding more than 150 years ago to the present day. And, we hope to do so in entertaining, engaging, and interesting fashion.

As we move forward with the Project, this website will become more and more interactive and collaborative in its functionality and content. We actively seek individuals who want to help. If you have a story to share, materials that help illustrate this history, if you wish to contribute in other ways or join our research team, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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