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Gracie Saenz’s Life of Public Service

Although Houston is celebrated as one of the nation’s most diverse cities, it was largely segregated with little intersection across race and ethnicity into the mid-twentieth century. Mexicans and Mexican Americans settled initially in Second Ward, but, as their numbers grew, they moved into First, Sixth, and parts of Fifth Ward, as well as Magnolia […]

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The Turkey Day Classic: Houston’s Biggest Football Rivalry

It has been over 50 years since the last Turkey Day Classic was played, yet still to this day the game is the conversation among Jack Yates and Phyllis Wheatley Alumni alike. The classic initially began as a rotation of holiday games between Yates, Washington, and Wheatley High Schools in 1927. By 1946, the overwhelming […]

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Volume 10 Number 3 Patchwork of Our Past

A Patchwork of Our Past Vol. 10, No. 3 (Summer 2013) Download PDF        Letter from Editor Joe Pratt 2 Joseph Finger: The Man Behind Houston’s Iconic Architecture By Josh Levine 7 Houston: Craft Brew City By Anjelica Guevara 12 Bobbie Lee, Da Mayor of Fifth Ward: The Black Invisible Social Construct By Aaron […]

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