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Mahala Murchison

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Title:Mahala Murchison

Photograph of Mahala Murchison in a dress and apron, posed out-of-doors. A man is standing beside her, but only partially visible. A fence and several trees are in the background. Mahala Murchison, the first African American to live in Austin, TX. Mahala's father was the brother to Alexander Murchison, he died when she was about 10 years old, and on his deathbed Alexander promised to take care of her, she was brought with his family to Travis Co. Austin TX, and became the first black to settle there.

Local identification number: local-cont-no: frm-0021

Local identification number: ark: ark:/67531/metapth17359

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Murchison, Mahala | African Americans--Texas--Austin | African American women--Texas--Austin | Older African American women--Texas--Austin | Persons | United States, Texas, Travis County, Austin, 30.2672, -97.7431
Collection:Building the African-American Community
Institution:Portal to Texas History
Contributors:Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum
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Persistent Link to Item:http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth17359/