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Norris Wright Cuney

African American leader Norris Wright Cuney forged a remarkable career in post-Civil War Texas. Born into slavery in 1846, he nonetheless studied law and became a civic and political force in the years following Reconstruction.

Image: Norris Wright Cuney. From Maud Cuney Hare's Norris Wright Cuney: A Tribune of the Black People (1913).

Audio: Houston Public Media