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Photos documenting the first ambulance service in Austin, Texas

Photos documenting the June 19, 1900 Emancipation Day celebration in Austin, Texas

Photos documenting African Americans at Emancipation Park

Photos documenting African Americans in Austin and Travis County from the Austin Files collection

Video documenting Six Square from the Austin Files collection. Six Square – Austin’s Black Cultural District (formerly known as Austin’s African American Cultural Heritage District) is the first black cultural district in the state of Texas and the only cultural arts district in the city of Austin. The organization was created in 2013 as an outgrowth of the City Council’s African American Quality of Life Initiative, which detailed widespread disparities, racial biases, and a decreasing Black population. Since inception, Six Square has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for African American residents through preservation of historic Black spaces, artistic cultivation, and by serving as a catalyst for social and economic development.

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