Description: 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, nTX. 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.
Contributing Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum