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African American History Highlights - The Shiloh Reporter

Friday, February 12, 2016

In honor of African American History Month, The History Center is proud to highlight parts of our online collections that showcase the history of African Americans in Angelina County and honor local members of the African American community. 

This week we are highlighting the Shiloh Reporter, a nearly 40-page book that serves as a history of Diboll's Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church from 1903 to 1966. This book, similar to an annual or yearbook, features photographs of church members, trustees, and pastoral staff. Since the life of Diboll's African American community was centered around its churches and its schools, the Shiloh Reporter also includes photographs of Diboll's African American school. This document gives present-day Dibollians a glimpse into Diboll's African American community and its institutions, including the schools, churches, civic organizations, and businesses prior to the integration of Diboll's schools.

The Shiloh Reporter is available on The History Center's website and can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking here.