Sunday, May 29, 10:00 a.m. Wesley Hall
Many, if not most of us, are unaware of the history of Austin’s segregated past. FUMC member Beverly Silas will discuss the 1928 Austin City Plan that set up the segregation still existing in our city today.
The true story about this plan is compelling and even startling, providing a window on an era in which African Americans were relocated en masse out of the central city. This history also gives context and perspective to the daily struggle of Austin African Americans then and their efforts to overcome barriers erected to block their access to the rights to which they were entitled as taxpayers and citizens.