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Buard History Trail – Marshall, TX

Marshall has made a concentrated effort to research, document, and preserve its history with a particular interest in sharing historical accounts, materials and buildings with young people. The city’s Historic Landmark Preservation Board helped prioritize the creating a memorial for the extensive African-American history that is unique to the smaller city. The effort has focused on commemorating important sites associated with Marshall’s role in African-American history and the civil rights movement which resulted in the Buard History Trail. The Trail is named after Rebecca Buard (1909-2000), who was a teacher at Marshall’s first African-American high school and Wiley College. She also gathered oral histories and developed the Marshall Public Library’s collection of black history

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