Episode 1: A Photo and a Mortgage

On this episode, we have an iconic photograph of Jacqueline McCauley, the first African American woman to enroll at Rice University. We also have a legal document that reveals one of the ways that William Marsh Rice, the university's founder, profited from slavery, and that also opens a window onto the culture and identities of African people forcibly brought to Texas through the Atlantic slave trade.

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