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Book Chronicles Unsung ‘Saints In The Struggle’ For Civil Rights

Posted on · Dr. Jonathan Chism explains why many members of the Church of God in Christ chose to get involved in the Civil Rights movement, despite the stance of their denomination.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Houston’s Best Sandwiches (April 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Our panel of experts discusses the latest political stories. Then, our group of local food writers discusses where to find the best sandwiches in town. And we learn about a musical being produced by the general manager of the Rockets about -- what else -- basketball.

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What if MLK Ran for President? Children Imagine What His Campaign Speeches Might Be Like

Posted on · Each year, elementary students in Houston and Dallas are invited to give speeches in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Competitions. This year, the kids were tasked with giving speeches as if the late Dr. King were running for president today. Here, we hear excerpts from the competition’s top three winners, respectively: fifth grader […]

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Students Give Own Take on ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech at Annual Competition

Posted on · Each year, elementary students in Houston and Dallas are invited to give their own interpretations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Competitions, sponsored by the law firm Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. We hear learn about the competition and hear some of the kids’ […]

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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 […]