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Logan's Shoe Shop, Denton, TX

Texas, Denton, Logan's Shoe Shop (22,402)

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The Bank Building Clock, downtown Denton, Denton Co., Tx

The Bank Building Clock, downtown Denton, Denton Co., Tx

QUAKERTOWN was an AFRICAN AMERICAN SETTLEMENT in Denton TX from the 1880s to the 1920s, a town-within-a-township built upon Booker T. Washington's philosophy of self-reliance and black entrepreneurship. The residents were removed by the Denton government to make room for Civic Center Park (now Quakertown Park). Quakertown was named after the Quakers who had helped in the Underground Railroad.

Historic Town Square and Courthouse in Denton Texas

An overview of the history of Denton County Texas Denton including the county courthouse and town square. Text and images illustrate the historic courthouse.

Denton square 1913 education rally

Educational Rally

Students rallying for an unknown event or cause on the southeast corner of the Denton Square. The Denton County Courthouse is visible in the background.

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First Baptist Church Denton was founded in 1858 by twelve men and women only one year after the city of Denton had begun. The church was known as the Union Baptist Church. It wasn't until 1880 that the church was renamed First Baptist Church Denton. The Reverend H.S. Holdman was the first pastor. In 1873, the church acquired a piece of property and constructed its first building. It was a white steeped building which sat on the corner of Hickory and Cedar.

First Baptist Church Denton was founded in 1858 by twelve men and women only one year after the city of Denton had begun. The church was known as the Union Baptist Church. It wasn't until 1880 that the church was renamed First Baptist Church Denton. The Reverend H.S. Holdman was the first pastor. In 1873, the church acquired a piece of property and constructed its first building. It was a white steeped building which sat on the corner of Hickory and Cedar.

Back in the Day: a Brief Lesson in Denton History.

We Denton Do It

A blog dedicated to art, culture, business & politics in Denton, TX.

Historic facts behind the historical fiction White Lilacs (1993), Carolyn  Meyer’s novelization of the forced eviction for Denton TX African-American  Quakertown district.

BACK IN THE DAY: THE ‘WHITE LILACS’ OF QUAKERTOWN — We Denton Do It

February is African-American History Month, an important opportunity to look back at Denton’s own intriguing past. Today we’re gonna look at the true facts behind the historical fiction White Lilacs (1993), Carolyn Meyer’s novelization of the forced eviction for Denton’s African-American Quakertown district during the 1920s. The stories behind the story offer critical reminders why Black History Month is so necessary to counter persistent political revisionism to our impaired public…