Former slave, community leader, minister, Republican State Senator and courageous leader in the 12th Legislature, which established free public education in the State of
Texas and enabled the founding of Texas A&M University
Gaines of Brenham (Washington Co.) served in the 12th (1870-71) and 13th
(1872) Legislatures. [Photograph
courtesy of Lois Smith]
|Entry on Matthew Gaines in Wikipedia||
Matthew Gaines in "FOREVER FREE"
[A joint exhibit of the Texas State Library & Archives Commission and the State Preservation Board]
H.R. No. 753: "The House of Representatives of the 77th Texas Legislature pays special tribute to Matthew Gaines for his exceptional public service"
|TAMU Cushing Library's "Africana Studies" Collection||
"Matthew Gaines Initiative Committee"
Texas A&M University
|Professor Merline Pitre's entry on Matthew Gaines in the Handbook of Texas Online|
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