Black German Speakers & Their Families
Over 860 African Americans in Texas indicated that "German" was their home language and that they were native-born to native-born parents in the 1970 census. This section features short biographies of some black German speakers in Central Texas. Some are still alive and were able to tell their stories directly. Others are remembered by family, friends, acquaintances and researchers before us. The map below shows where some speakers lived in the 20th century.