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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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Civil Rights in Houston, Then and Now: Houston Matters for Monday, January 20, 2014

Posted on · In recognition of Martin Luther King Day, Houston Matters will devote much of today’s program to civil rights. We’ll listen back to conversations from this past summer about the civil rights era in Houston. We’ll hear from Reverend William Lawson, Pastor Emeritus of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, and Dr. James Douglas, Executive Vice President and […]

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What Would Compel Houstonians to March?

Posted on · This week’s festivities in Washington marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington got us thinking: what would get Houstonians to march? We have a reputation here in Houston of being generally pretty passive. Which is not to say we don't have our share of protests, or that we don't care – certainly Houstonians […]