Sunday, June 1, 2014

Butler College and Texas College Featured in Tyler, TX African American Heritage Trail

Betty Waters authored an article for the Tyler Morning Telegraph on February 27, 2014 featuring a new African American Heritage Trail honoring contributions to the history and growth of the city.

The trail includes 21 landmarks and markers and includes a couple of institutions of higher education.  Texas College and Butler College are also recognized with excellent short documentary videos offered by the City of Tyler Historic Preservation Board.

Texas College continues to serve east central Texas.  It is affiliated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and was founded in 1894.

Butler College was a Baptist institution founded at East Texas Baptist Academy and operated from 1905-1972.