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A Scream or a Whisper: Images of Activism in Houston

Activism takes many forms. Although most easily recognized by the sights and sounds of protestors marching down the street carrying signs, activism is also demonstrated quietly through the comforting voice that calms a stray animal or in a roadside memorial communicating awareness for road safety. The people behind these social movements, regardless of the voracity […]

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Fragas: A Hundred Years in the East End

The decedents of Felix A. Fraga and Angela Zamarron became business owners, judges, and elected officials, all well known in the East End and the larger Houston area. Growing up, I had heard bits and pieces of our family’s history, but some of the stories seemed to be hearsay. It became my mission to paint […]

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Houstonians in Action Table of Contents 12.3

Download the full pdf. Vol. 12, No. 3 (Summer 2015) Letter from the Editor by managing editor Debbie Z. Harwell 2 A Scream or a Whisper: Images of Activism By Lindsay Scovil Dove 8 The Hayes Family of Third Ward: African American Agency during the Great Migration to Houston, 1900-1941 By Bernadette Pruitt 14 A […]

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Houston Brings Home a Shuttle for Everyone to Share

Space Center Houston plans to open the exhibit in the summer of 2015 that will feature the mock-up shuttle Independence sitting atop the Boeing 747, in the “ferry position.” Visitors here will have a far more tangible, hands-on educational experience than those who visit sites housing the formerly active shuttles. They can explore the insides […]

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To the Red Planet and Beyond: The Mars Rover Celebration

By Alicia Nichols Space and space exploration have long captivated adults. For elementary and junior high students, the siren call of our galaxy and beyond is no different. Luckily for Houston-area students, there are programs such as the Mars Rover Celebration. The Mars Rover Celebration is an educational program for third through eighth graders at […]

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Vol. 12 No. 2 History Matters: 30th Anniversary of the Center for Public History Table of Contents

History Matters: 30th Anniversary of the Center for Public History Vol. 12, No. 2 (Spring 2015) Letter from Editor     Download Full PDF 2 A Thirty Year Journey- But Not Over By Martin V. Melosi 7 Uncovering the Story of Quality Hill, Houston’s First Elite Residential Neighborhood: A Detective on the Case By Sidonie Sturrock […]

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Letter from the Editor – Southeast Houston

By Carroll Parrott Blue, Guest Editor University of Houston Research Professor Center for Public History “Home: A place that provides access to every opportunity America has to offer.”  – Anita Hill, Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home, epigram.  In the 1970s some Houstonians greeted integration’s promise of greater access to educational equality […]

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