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The Story of Civil Rights in Houston

On this, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we remember the March on Washington from 50 years ago, and Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered in front of more than a quarter million civil rights supporters. The speech, and that march, have become defining moments of the civil rights era. Back in […]

On this, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we remember the March on Washington from 50 years ago, and Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered in front of more than a quarter million civil rights supporters. The speech, and that march, have become defining moments of the civil rights era. Back in August 2013, we discussed how civil rights developed here in Houston over those fifty years and considered the past, present and future of civil rights in Houston.

We hear from Rev. William Lawson, Pastor Emeritus, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church and
Dr. James Douglas, Executive Vice President and Distinguished Professor of Law Texas Southern University and First Vice President, NAACP Houston.

 

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