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This short documentary highlights the Navarro County Courthouse re-dedication, which took place on July 9, 2016. It discusses the history and effort it takes to re-store historical buildings and then importance of maintaining/preserving historical structures.
El Paso Trails, Saving Some Bison...
This is a lecture sponsored by Humanities Texas and published online in July 2016. David Oshinsky’s lecture was funded by the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative in observance of the one-hundred-year anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize. The lecture was delivered as part of Humanities Texas's 2016 "Post-War America, 1945–1960" teacher institute in Austin. Who could have imagined that Ron Chernow's fine...
This is a video documentary about one of the Harry Ransom Center's most famous and frequently borrowed art works, Frida Kahlo's Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940). The video documentary features interviews with curators and installers, the video narrates the painting's return to the Ransom Center, its unpacking and assessment, and finally, its installation on the first floor.
This is an educational video featuring George P. Bush from the Texas General Land Office. This is an interactive video-lesson that lasts 30 minutes. Teachers are encouraged to distribute copies of the primary resources used throughout the lesson to their students. A printable PDF of primary resources and an activity worksheet to be completed prior to the lesson can be downloaded here: http://www.txglo.org/education...
Listen as the accounts of 7 former slaves are brought to life through the voices of talented local actors. These recordings make up just a portion of the full stories recalled by James Grumbles, Marry Anne Patterson, Rosina Hoard, Sallie Johnson, Sallie Wroe, Sam Mason, and William Owens. Today their full recollections and those of 63 other former slaves from Austin and Travis County can be found at the Austin...
This is an article that includes a report and video published by the Houston Chronicle Newspaper on Tuesday June 7, 2016 on the legacy of Barbara Jordan. The video depicts live footage of Barbara Jordan speaking at the 1976 Democratic National Convention in Madison Square Garden. She was the first African American woman to deliver a keynote address at a major party convention.
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas. Question and Answers Bill O'Neal takes live question and answers from the online audience regarding Gunfighters in Texas.
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas. Conclusion O'Neal describes an East Texas incident where a doctor took a wounded sheriff and cleaned his gunshot wound with a silk handkerchief soaked in whiskey. O'Neal then leaves the audience with a humorous gunslinger's reincarnation poem.
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas. More Famous Gunfights and Locations O'Neal discusses the fights in Lampassas, which resulted in the only time four policemen were killed in a gunfight. He also discusses episodes in Fort Worth, El Paso, Austin, and Waco (called Six-Shooter Junction) as a trail town. He also discusses the Red Light...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas. Famous Gunfighters and Feuds O'Neal discusses the 590 gunfights he studied, which produced 408 fatalities, so 7/10 resulted in fatalities. He then rates the gunfighters based on the number of fights and fatalities and wounded. The top 15, most of the top 10, spent most of their careers in Texas....
This clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled Gunslingers in Texas. The Evolution of Early "Six Shooter" Technology O'Neal discusses the weaponry during the Mexican War with the 6 shooter pistols. The US military using these guns had more firepower than anyone in the world and demonstrated that in the conflict. O'Neal discusses the 1851 Navy Colt and the 1858 Remington 44...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled Gunslingers in Texas. The Evolution of Firearm Combat from Horseback In this portion of the talk, O'Neal discusses the evolution of firearm combat from horseback. O'Neal discusses James Bowie and other knife fighters, as well as Comanche attacks in Texas from horseback with efficient bows. Comanches could stay out of...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas. Introduction to the Tavern Stage of Texas Gunfights Bill O'Neal wrote the Encyclopedia of Gunfighters in the likeness of the Encyclopedia of Baseball. This encyclopedia—a who’s who of the gun fighting West-provides a compilation of facts, sifted myths, folklore, and outright lies, about the lives and...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas. Introduction to the Tavern Stage of Texas Gunfights Bill O'Neal wrote the Encyclopedia of Gunfighters in the likeness of the Encyclopedia of Baseball. This encyclopedia—a who’s who of the gun fighting West-provides a compilation of facts, sifted myths, folklore, and outright lies, about the lives and...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Cantrell titled: Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas. Dr. Cantrell addresses a number of questions regarding Austin's life and legacy.
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Cantrell titled: Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas. The Texas Revolution The first shots of the Texas Revolution are fired in Gonzales on October of 1836 and Santa Anna leads the Mexican Army into Texas in early 1836. Austin traveled to the United States with fellow commissioners William H. Wharton and Dr. Branch Archer from New Orleans, Louisville, and...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Cantrell titled: Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas. Austin's Arrest and the Seeds of Texas Independence In 1830, following an inspection by General Manuel Teran, the Mexican government decided to clamp down on American immigration to Texas in their Law of 1830. Austin described this as, "a lightening bolt out of the blue" because he saw it as a death...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Cantrell titled: Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas.
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Cantrell titled: Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas. Stephen F. Austin in Texas Stephen F. Austin arrived in Bexar to learn that Texas was no longer a part of the Spanish empire but a newly independent Mexico. This meant that Austin had to renegotiate his father's contract with the new Mexican government in Mexico City. In 1822, Austin went to Mexico City...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Cantrell titled: Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas. Moses and Stephen F. Austin in Texas Stephen F. Austin meets former U.S. Congressman from Tennessee, Joseph Hawkins, who provides room and board while teaching Austin law. Meanwhile, Moses comes up with the idea of setting up another American colony further West in Spanish territory like his previous...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Cantrell titled: Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Cantrell titled: Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas. Introduction to Stephen F. Austin Texas Christian University Historian Dr. Gregg Cantrell gives a brief introduction to his talk on Stephen F. Austin, the man known by some as the "Father of Texas."
Full Texas Talk with Dr. Cantrell Texas Christian University Historian Dr. Gregg Cantrell gives a talk on Stephen F. Austin, the man known by some as the "Father of Texas." In this talk, Dr. Cantrell lays out Austin's accomplishments in life and how historians remember him today.
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