How did these enslaved people arrive in Texas? Texas was part of Mexico for much of its early history, and Mexico began to abolish slavery in 1821. Slaveholders smuggled in slaves and, after becoming part of the US, brought them in from other parts of America. Forced breeding was also enforced.
The Freeport Historical Museum is a small museum in the southern part of my county. I thank the museum for researching and sharing information about slavery, "the worst of evils," right here in the place I call home. It was a startling experience for me to visit the exhibit and to reflect upon what I saw.
The Freeport Historical Museum thanks staff of the Lake Jackson Historical Association, Levi Jordan Plantation State Historic Site, and Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site for their help and support in the creation of "...this worst of evils..." - Slavery in Brazoria County Exhibit. It was the largest exhibit put together by the staff of the historical museum.