BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY Norris Wright Cuney
|Norris Wright Cuney|
|Born||May 12, 1846|
Hempstead, Texas, U.S.
|Died||March 3, 1898 (aged 51)|
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
|Resting place||Lake View Cemetery,Galveston, Texas, U.S.|
|Residence||Galveston, Texas, U.S.|
|Other names||Wright Cuney|
|Known for||Leader of the Texas Republican Party, First Grand Master Prince Hall Masons Of Texashttp://www.mwphglotx.org|
|Children||Maud Cuney Hare, Lloyd Garrison Cuney|
|Parent(s)||Philip Minor Cuney, Adeline Stuart|
|Website||TSHA: Cuney, Norris Wright|
Early life and education
|African American topics|
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- Wright Cuney Park is located between Broadway and Harborside Drive near the wharfs in Galveston. It is the site of the city's annual Juneteenth celebration of emancipation.
- The small town of Cuney, Texas, originally settled by freed slaves, was named after Cuney Price, the son of the H.L. Price, who incorporated the town. The younger Price (and thus the town) were named for Wright Cuney.
- The Order of the Eastern Stars, Prince Hall Affiliated, renamed its Grand Chapter the Norris Wright Cuney Grand Chapter of Texas (PHA).
- Cuney Homes, a public housing complex owned and operated by the Housing Authority of Houston (HACH), was named for the politician. It is located near the campuses of Texas Southern University and the University of Houston.