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Three Ways Black Austin is Rebuilding a Sense of Community

The process of desegregation in Austin began in the 1950's. Blacks were no longer bound to live in one part of town and that allowed people to move into different neighborhoods. But some African-Americans left Austin completely. 

The warmth that emanated from the tight knit community is gone. But several groups are trying to give the word “community” a new meaning.

In the audio player above, learn more about Austin's African-American hertiage, through the lens of one longtime family. 

Texas Standard reporter Joy Diaz has amassed a lengthy and highly recognized body of work in public media reporting. Prior to joining Texas Standard, Joy was a reporter with Austin NPR station KUT on and off since 2005. There, she covered city news and politics, education, healthcare and immigration.
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