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José Antonio Navarro

Tejano leader José Antonio Navarro lived under five the six flags of Texas. Born in 1795 to a prominent family in San Antonio, Navarro grew up along with his city. In the 1820s, he championed Stephen F. Austin's colonization efforts. When trouble arose between the Texans and Mexico's government, Navarro was one of two Tejanos to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836.

Image: Portrait of José Antonio Navarro. Texas Historical Commission.

Audio: Houston Public Media

Portrait of José Antonio Navarro