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The voices that have contributed to the history of our great state are numerous and varied. These voices come down to us in written documents that tell of tragedy and triumph, determination and devotion. Voices of Texas History brings to life the inspiring written historical record as spoken by notable Texans of today. This project began with the Governors of Texas Series and the First Ladies of Texas Series.

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William Barret Travis' Letter from the Alamo - read by Governor Rick Perry

ABOUT THE DOCUMENT At the Alamo in San Antonio, 150 Texas rebels led by William Barret Travis made their stand against Santa Anna's vastly superior Mexican army. On the second day of the siege, February 24, 1836, Travis called for reinforcements with this historic message. ABOUT RICK PERRY Governor Rick Perry, a native of Paint Creek, has been governor of Texas since 2000. For more information about Governor Perry and his initiatives, please visit the website for the Office of the Governor. To s

1 MIN2018 JAN 4
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William Barret Travis' Letter from the Alamo - read by Governor Rick Perry

"Handicapped" broadside, read by Former First Lady Laura Bush

In 1919, the male voters of Texas went to the polls to determine the fate of women's suffrage in Texas. Suffragists mounted a massive campaign to pass the proposed constitutional amendment to grant women the right to vote, holding mass meetings, circulating petitions, going door-to-door, and circulating more than 300,000 pieces of literature, including this broadside entitled "Handicapped."

1 MIN2018 JAN 4
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"Handicapped" broadside, read by Former First Lady Laura Bush
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Latest Episodes

William Barret Travis' Letter from the Alamo - read by Governor Rick Perry

ABOUT THE DOCUMENT At the Alamo in San Antonio, 150 Texas rebels led by William Barret Travis made their stand against Santa Anna's vastly superior Mexican army. On the second day of the siege, February 24, 1836, Travis called for reinforcements with this historic message. ABOUT RICK PERRY Governor Rick Perry, a native of Paint Creek, has been governor of Texas since 2000. For more information about Governor Perry and his initiatives, please visit the website for the Office of the Governor. To s

1 MIN2018 JAN 4
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William Barret Travis' Letter from the Alamo - read by Governor Rick Perry

"Handicapped" broadside, read by Former First Lady Laura Bush

In 1919, the male voters of Texas went to the polls to determine the fate of women's suffrage in Texas. Suffragists mounted a massive campaign to pass the proposed constitutional amendment to grant women the right to vote, holding mass meetings, circulating petitions, going door-to-door, and circulating more than 300,000 pieces of literature, including this broadside entitled "Handicapped."

1 MIN2018 JAN 4
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"Handicapped" broadside, read by Former First Lady Laura Bush
the END

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