In 1927, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) created two colleges during a local economic boom: Houston Junior College, and a “separate but equal” branch, Houston Colored Junior College. Eventually, they were designated the University of Houston and Texas Southern University respectively. What became TSU only admitted black applicants until 1956, and UH only admitted […]
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The Journey of the Merchants and Manufacturers Building
By Houston History Magazine on December 15, 2010 in Preservation
To read the full text of this article by Garna L. Christian that appeared in the Spring 2009 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.