Ransom Williams - A Freedman’s Life in Texas was written and created by TBH Education Advisor, Carol Schlenk. TBH web developer Heather Smith developed the activities for the web and added many creative touches.
Special thanks to TBH Editor, Susan Dial, for her guidance on this project and to Education Advisor, Amy Pokorney for her many helpful ideas.
Resources - Image Credits
Buffalo Soldiers on the Texas frontier, 1870: “The Redoubtable Sergeant" by Don Stivers. Used on Texas Beyond History courtesy of the artist.
“Free” image, freedman voting image, “Effects of the Fugitive Slave Law” image, “Come and Join Us Brothers image,” African American family photo, sharecroppers photo, and Emancipation Proclamation poster courtesy of the Library of Congress. www.loc.gov/
Henry Flipper photo courtesy National Archives.
“Map Showing the Comparitive (sic) Area of the Northern and Southern States” courtesy America’s Legacy Links. www.americaslegacylinks.com/underground-railroad.html
“Runaway” newspaper article courtesy Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. www.cah.utexas.edu/index.php
Railroad images courtesy the Texas Transportation Museum.
Sears Roebuck & Company Catalogue in public domain.
“Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas” image courtesy Gainesville, Texas 1862. gainesvilletx1862.blogspot.com/
“Black Slaves As A Percentage of Total Population 1860” map courtesy University of Texas Libraries. www.lib.utexas.edu/
Jacob Fontaine photo and Gold Dollar newspaper image courtesy Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. www.cah.utexas.edu/index.php
Text for the, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, the Emancipation Proclamation, the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, and the Civil Rights Act of March 1875 courtesy Our Documents.