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African American History in Bexar County

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Percentage of Bexar County Slave Holders by Number of Enslaved People Held, 1860

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1865

The year of Juneteenth

The year 1865 marks a precedent event for slaves as troops marched into Bexar county to establish freedom to all enslaved people.

Africans Abducted to New Spain by Time Periods

Trials and Tribulations

The History of Bexar county is full of horrendous experiences Africans were forced to endure as they were used as tools of slavery until the eventual abolishment of it.

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As shown through the graph, the number of abducted African wanes off dramatically after the late 1600s due to San Antonio de Bexar's establishment in 1718.

Percentage of Enslaved persons By Occupation of Large Slaveowners

Adolph Douai

Subtitle

Adoplh Douai was a German editor for the San Antonio Zeitung, known for his anti-slavery perspective in the columns he wrote. He would be one of few that would openly protest against slavery.