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Henry Allen Bullock

Henry Allen Bullock devoted his life to advancing African American education in Texas—and made history in the process. His history of African American education in the South earned him the Bancroft Prize. He testified for the inclusion of African American history in Texas history textbooks and served on the Texas advisory committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. In 1969, he became the first African American appointed to the faculty of arts and sciences at The University of Texas at Austin.

Audio: Houston Public Media

Image: A portrait of Henry Allen Bullock from The Texas Standard, Volume 30, Number 3, September-October 1956. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, crediting Prairie View A&M University.