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 […]
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De-Ro-Loc: Houston’s Forgotten Festival
Highlighting the service and economic contributions of Houston’s African American community, the De-Ro-Loc Carnival was a direct response to Houston’s No-Tsu-Oh, which excluded African Americans from participation.
Dawson Lunnon Cemetery
Nestled in the middle of an industrial neighborhood where many awake to the vigorous hustle and bustle of everyday life lies an area where thirty-five, and possibly many more, black Houstonians share their final resting place. Situated by a bayou that is lined with trash and home to squirrels, birds, rabbits, snakes, and herons, this […]
The Legacy of Leland
Leland dedicated his political career to caring for his fellow man at home and abroad, demonstrating the importance of helping those in need. In the process, he left a legacy of humanitarianism that remains a model for us today.
The Buffalo Soldiers Museum: One Man’s Passion Creates a Legacy for African American Soldiers
To view the entire article about the Buffalo Soldiers Museum by Joe Skeen, which appeared in Houston History Volume 7, Number 2, download the pdf version.