Nacogdoches African American Heritage Project
The African American Heritage Project is a collaborative effort between the Department of History and the Center for East Texas Studies at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) in Nacogdoches, Texas, and the Black Heritage Association of Nacogdoches. Founded in 1998, the Heritage Project seeks to collect oral, written, and pictorial documentation related to the role of African Americans in the history and culture of Nacogdoches and East Texas. Materials gathered through the project, including the oral histories, are archived and made available to researchers through the cooperation of the Center for East Texas Studies and the East Texas Research Collections of the Steen Library at SFASU. School children as well as graduate students have been introduced to the materials collected by the project, and research papers and at least one thesis have already resulted from their interest in the collection.