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THE ALEXANDER FARM in Pilot Knob, Texas, was founded in 1847 by the then-enslaved and renowned horse breeder and trainer Daniel Alexander. The farm with its family cemetery was passed down from generation to generation and is still managed by his direct descendants today. As such, the Alexanders are among the founding African American families of Austin, and the farm is one of the most historic in Travis County. This website exists to celebrate and protect the family legacy of place and history that is THE ALEXANDER FARM. 



The Alexander Farm

January 19, 2023

For the next several months, part of the second floor of the African American Museum of Dallas will be home to "Black Cowboys: An American Story," which highlights the history of Black cowboys in Texas and across the country.

The free exhibit displays pictures, artifacts, documents and films that provide insight into the untold stories of Black men, women and children, enslaved and free, who worked on ranches and took part in cattle drives.

Marvin Dulaney Ph.D., Deputy Director and Chief Operations Officer at the African American Museum of Dallas, said he wants visitors to walk away with new knowledge about the contributions made by Black cowboys during the time before the Civil War and through the turn of the 20th century.

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Sophia Beausoleil


African American Museum of Dallas

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