Black History Month

WATCH: The Legacy Of Texas Southern University

When established, it was the only public higher learning institution for African Americans within Houston’s city limits

In a two-part series, we’re examining the origins of the two historically black colleges and universities in the Houston region.

Now, we take a look at the history of Texas Southern University. When established in 1927, it was the only public higher learning institution for the African American community within city limits.

Don’t forget to check out the other part in this series: inside the legacy of Prairie View A&M.


Tomeka Weatherspoon

Tomeka Weatherspoon

Senior Producer

Tomeka Weatherspoon is an Emmy-award winning producer. She produces segments, the weekly television program Arts InSight, the short film showcase The Territory and a forthcoming digital series on innovation. Originally from the Midwest, Tomeka studied convergence journalism from the world’s first journalism school at the University of Missouri. She has...

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