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Are Thousands of Texas Voters Being Disenfranchised?

Posted on · A report by the Texas Civil Rights Project describes what the organization considers defective and inadequate voter registration procedures at both state and local levels. According to the report, these practices effectively disenfranchise thousands of Texans. There are seven bodies charged with registering people to vote, but the Secretary of State’s office doesn’t have enforcement […]

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The Story of Civil Rights in Houston

Posted on · 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 […]

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What Issues Would Make Houstonians Take to the Streets and March?

Posted on · It’s Martin Luther King Day, a day in which we remember and appreciate the civil rights pioneer, and what he stood for. While Dr. King was already well known in many circles prior to the event, for many, he first came to national prominence in 1963 during the March on Washington, as he delivered his […]

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Dream of MLK Statue in Houston Close to Becoming Reality After Three Decades

Posted on · More than 30 years ago, Houston’s Black Heritage Society, after being approached by Martin Luther King, Sr., wanted to find a way to memorialize Martin Luther King, Jr. in the city. While they wanted a statue, they ended up settling for a live oak tree on MLK Boulevard. That set in motion a series of […]