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See an all African-American holiday collection at Austin home

Staff Writer
Austin 360
Joan Roberts Scott at her home, which she has decorated with all African-American ornaments, angels and Santas for the holiday season. Erika Rich/For American-Statesman

Joan Roberts Scott can’t remember when she first started collecting ornaments with African-American faces on them. She thinks it’s been more than 25 years.

She knows it happened by chance, when she was in a Foley’s department store and found a set of African-American Santa Claus ornaments. Something drew her to them, and she began her collection. “I got on this mission,” she says, to do her whole tree in African-American Santas and angels.

Read more about her collection in a story on our premium website,