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Book Revives the Work of One of the Earliest Known African-American Female Novelists

Posted on · Lillian B. Jones Horace was a Texas native who wrote the earliest published novel by a black woman from Texas. It was called “Five Generations Hence” a back-to-Africa novel published in 1916. Scholar  Karen Kossie-Chernyshev of Texas Southern University has republished an annotated version of “Five Generations Hence” and expanded on the life of Lillian Jones Horace […]

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Sugar Land, Homeless Youth, and Summer Reading Series: Houston Matters for Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Posted on · Sugar Land is one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas. And yet, some see it as merely a suburb of Houston. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn about Sugar Land from Mayor James Thompson and Jessica Brown, Tourism & Marketing Manager with Visit Sugar Land Convention and Visitor Service. Then we talk with […]