In the late 1950s and early 1960s young people in Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Tennessee held sit-ins that caught the eye of Texas Southern University (TSU) students in Houston
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Vietnamese and Chinese American Cultures
By Jessica Chew For many Vietnamese during the Vietnam War, an international refuge meant hope for survival. Other Asian ethnicities, including the Chinese, looked to the United States with optimism for a better future. Several Vietnamese and Chinese immigrants found their new home in Houston, raising first-generation, American-born children while trying to preserve a piece of their old society. Vietnam War refugees faced […]
In the Name of Decency and Progress: The Response of Houston’s Civic Leaders to the Lynching of Robert Powell in 1928
By Dwight Watson Click here to read a pdf of the full article.
Shepherds of the Children of Israel
Rabbi Jimmy Kessler explains that Texas began as a frontier and Rabbis were called upon to meet an incredibly diverse set of needs. He details the contributions of Galveston Rabbi Henry Cohen and Houston Rabbis Robert Kahn and Hyman Schachtel.
The KKK in Houston and Harris County, 1920-1925
On the evening of November 27, 1920, some two hundred mysterious figures threaded their way behind a torch bearer through the downtown streets of Houston. A hush fell over thousands of onlookers as the hooded figures silently “passed like specters from another world.” The second Ku Klux Klan had arrived.