This issue looks at ways our community has evolved in its attitudes, politics, neighborhoods, and culture. In the 1920s or 1930s, an unknown artist painted this futuristic vision of Houston in 1980 that is at once fantasy and truth. Houston has evolved to include elevated freeways that encircle downtown as the artist anticipated, although they […]
The Judson Robinson Family represents multiple generations of Houston civic and political leadership.
Houston’s Fourth Ward as seen through the lens of Roxanne Quezada Chartouni’s camera in 1987.
Those familiar with Houston history may be able to tell you that the oldest house in the city still standing on its original property is the 1847 Kellum-Noble House in Sam Houston Park. Although owned by the City, The Heritage Society (THS), a non-profit organization, has maintained the home for the past sixty-five years. Recently, […]
This story begins in 1886, thousands of miles away in the Ukrainian town of Korostyshiv in the Russian Empire, when Leebe Shaikovich, like many others before and after him, left his family behind to immigrate to the United States. The result was a retail legacy that spanned nine decades.
On February 20, 1936 Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas was born from a three-page Articles of Incorporation. What was previously known as the Maternal Health Center of Houston would go on to become a beacon for family planning and maternal health in Houston for years to come.
The Houston Suffrage Centennial Book Club celebrates women’s quest for the vote and examines the political challenges they continue to address.
Debbie Z. Harwell, Editor We all have milestone moments that mark our personal history – perhaps a wedding, the birth of a child, a career achievement, or, sadly, the loss of a loved one. We also recall historic events that impact our culture. Thinking back to the 1960s, I remember my dad taking me to […]
By Robinson Block A group of racially diverse students marched to President Hoffman’s office on March 7, 1969. The banner rads “Fight Racism – Support the Black Demands.” Photo Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. The University of Houston (UH) is celebrated today as one of the most diverse research institutions in the […]
By James L. Conyers, Jr. African American Studies (AAS) at the University of Houston is an academic unit in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. In both theory and praxis, AAS is inclusive of the African experience from a global Pan Africanist perspective. Yet, interpretive analysis is the anchor, which dispenses the use […]