Samuel Walker Houston and Jeff Hamilton


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Samuel Walker Houston and Jeff Hamilton

Taken at the Texas Centennial in 1936, this photograph showcases two of the leading African American figures in Huntsville. The first, Jeff Hamilton (far left), had served as a former slave of General Sam Houston. He wrote a memoir of his time in slavery, entitled Sam Houston, My Master. The second, Samuel Walker Houston (center), had founded the Samuel Walker Houston Training School in 1906 and was by this time principal of Huntsville's all-black Samuel Houston High School.


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