Author and Historian Ibram X. Kendi
(Pictured from Left to Right: A Town Called Victoria PBS flyer, Center: Members of the Victoria Islamic Center (from left to right) – Abe Ajrami, Dr. Shahid Hashmi and Omar Rachid, Right Image- Community Members of Victoria, TX (From Back left to Right then front) – Lanell Rachid, Abe Ajrami, Heidi Ajrami, Omar Rachid, Dr. Shahid Hashmi and Rakshi Hashmi.)
From Left to Right: (Top Left- Blues Artist Gatemouth Brown, Bottom Left - Blues singer Jewel Brown, Center- When Houston Had The Blues Film Poster with Little Richard and Grady Gaines, Top Right - Blues singer Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton, Bottom Left - Blues artist Clifton Chenier and Lightin' Hopkins)

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I SEE U, Episode 95: Houston’s Emancipation Street Blues with Documentarian Drew Barnett-Hamilton

Posted on · For a project originally intended to focus on Third Ward’s Eldorado Ballroom, producer Drew Barnett-Hamilton decided to dive deeper into the cultural history of the blues and capture Houston’s distinct role in defining this revolutionary sound in popular Black music on film.

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Arts & Culture

Houston filmmaker’s new ‘BE SOMEONE’ documentary premieres Sunday

Posted on · Iris Karami first filmed a documentary about the iconic Houston graffiti art and the man behind it in 2016, when she was a college student. A new, longer documentary examines the impact the "BE SOMEONE" message has had on the city.

Archival Images from Making Black America Through the Grapevine PBC Documentary

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I SEE U, Episode 60: Finding Black American Joy

Posted on · I SEE U showcases the 4-part series, MAKING BLACK AMERICA: THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE and takes part in a recent panel discussion about the film in a virtual webinar for Texas PBS

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Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Discuss ‘The Vietnam War’ — Friday’s Show (April 28, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with documentary filmmakers Lynn Novick and Ken Burns during their visit to Houston on April 26, 2017. Photo: Abner Fletcher | Houston Public Media) Ken Burns rose to fame in 1990 for his epic, sprawling documentary film series The Civil War. His partner in filmmaking Lynn Novick, who […]

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