Emancipated Roots: The Harrison Barrett Story, Barrett Station, TX

Documentary synopsis: The story of Harrison Barrett, a former freed slave who founded Barrett Settlement, now known as Barrett Station, TX. It is the only town in TX, and specifically Harris County of its kind. And, one that thrives today. The story shares the faith of Harrison Barrett, and the legacy he instilled that carries through his descendants today. Barrett Station is a thriving community. It tells the history of resilience, sacrifice, faith, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Emancipated Roots is a series exploring life lessons and legacy of towns founded by former slaves.

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    52 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 24, 2017
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    United States
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