By Christine Le with Jacob Loew General Barrye Price, LTC Melissa Comiskey, and 2LT Katelyn Kubosh have each played a role in opening doors to women in the U.S. Military. Photos courtesy of the U.S. Army. Serving in the military requires a noble spirit along with a strong passion for service and our nation. Enlistment, […]
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University of Houston Integration Records: A Difficult Path to Desegregation
By Bethany Scott The Houstonian yearbook highlighted the need for financial aid as a major reason for the University’s bid to become a state school. Houstonian yearbook, 1961. Despite its current status as one of the country’s most diverse universities, the University of Houston, like numerous institutions of higher education, was founded in an era […]
Houston Museum of African American Culture
By Morgan E. Thomas John Guess, Jr. cuts the ribbon at the opening of the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) in 2012. Photo courtesy of HMAAC. On the corner of Caroline and Wentworth Streets, a newspaper box stands near the doorway of a white building. Upon closer inspection, the box features an article […]
All in the Family: The Robinson Legacy
The Judson Robinson Family represents multiple generations of Houston civic and political leadership.
A Look At Fourth Ward Houston Texas
Houston’s Fourth Ward as seen through the lens of Roxanne Quezada Chartouni’s camera in 1987.
Afro-Americans for Black Liberation
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 […]
Our Spring Issue Is Here!
In conversation and in historical research “place” takes on a variety of meanings. It can represent a physical location, a space within the community, a position in society, or our diverse identities. Exploring Houston history is more than just looking at our location; we consider all the things that make up our environment, from the […]
Keeping Honor Alive for the 95
In early 2018 archeologists located the skeletal remains of ninety-five individuals on a Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) construction site. Buried in wooden caskets, the deceased are believed to be former slaves forced to work in sugar fields as convict labor on the Imperial Prison Farm. Texas leased out convicts from 1878 to 1910, […]
Olympians in Houston: Their Success Is Houston’s Success
In addition to their athletic feats, an Olympian’s post-Olympic endeavors offer a unique perspective for understanding the economic and cultural return on investment in local communities. Stories about the athletic careers of more than seventy former Olympians with ties to the Houston region reveal that, for many, their post-competitive lives immensely contributed to the development […]
14.2 Civil Rights Table of Contents
Download the full pdf. Vol. 14, No. 2 (Spring 2017) Letter from the Editor by Debbie Z. Harwell 2 Camp Logan 1917: Beyond the Veil of Memory By Matthew Crow 8 Remembering “The Mouse that Roared”: Eleanor Tinsley and Houston By Marina DonLevy Shimer 13 Guadalupe Quintanilla: Defying the Odds By Adriana Castro 18 The […]