Posted on · Houston Matters discusses the role violence has played in social change, from the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement.
Posted on · In the 1980s, Willowridge High School in Fort Bend County was known for its successful football program, which yielded several successful NFL players. During the 1982-1983 season, NFL Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas led the football team to the Texas Class 4A state championship. In 1986, Charles Arbuckle also graduated from Willowridge and went on […]
Posted on · A Houston-based photographer is bringing 'Humans of New York' to Texas.
Posted on · Fifth grader and amateur detective Micky Rangel is determined to solve the mystery of the quiet (maybe too quiet) new girl in school.
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 annualÂ Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Competitions, sponsored by the law firmÂ Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. We hear learn about the competition and hear some of […]
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 […]
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 […]