Mahala Murchison - Short Biography


A short biography about Mahala Murchison, the first African American to live in Austin, TX.

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Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

The Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum provides materials that represent the history of African American churches in the Austin area and have contributed to the Rescuing Texas History, 2006 and Building the African-American Community collections. The museum is named for Jacob Fontaine, a slave preacher who founded thirteen Baptist churches in Travis County. Mainly consisting of photographs, the items date from 1898 to 2006.

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A short biography about Mahala Murchison, the first African American to live in Austin, TX.

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1 p; 23 cm.



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Mahala Murchison - Short Biography, text, Date Unknown; ( accessed October 26, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum.