By Teresa Tomkins-Walsh Greens Bayou watershed imposed on rendering of Harris County. Photo courtesy of Bayou Preservation Association. Greens Bayou watershed is contained wholly within Harris County, in contrast to some regional watersheds that tap into adjoining counties. Comprising 212 square miles of drainage and including 308 miles of open streams, Greens Bayou watershed sprawls […]
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“Our Story”: The Unshakeable Love of Phyllis and Trish Frye
University of Houston graduate Phyllis Frye, affectionately known as the grandmother of the transgender legal and political movement, reflects on her life as an advocate and shares memories of her decades-long marriage with Trish, a beloved music teacher who passed away in 2020.
Letter from the Editor
Pieces of History By Debbie Z. Harwell My parents were born in the early 1910s and had definite ideas about racial boundaries. Growing up in Houston I learned from an early age, “You don’t socialize with them.” Although I do not specifically remember being told to whom “them” referred, the meaning was clear. As I […]
Summer Digital Issue – Letter from the Editor
Letter from the Editor By Debbie Z. Harwell, Managing Editor A child of the sixties, I believed at the time that activism centered around the power of the people who employed the in-your-face tactics we saw on the news or the protests we participated in on our college campuses. The civil rights and women’s rights […]
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 […]
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 […]
Annette Finnigan: Building an Enlightened Community
Annette Finnigan—energetic suffrage leader, astute businesswoman, visionary philanthropist—became involved in many aspects of Houston’s development. Her contributions have had a significant impact on its citizens. Yet today few Houstonians are familiar with her name.