Posted on · A year into his historical presidency, Rice University’s Chief Executive Officer, Reginald DesRoches, is remaining steadfast and championing measures of inclusion despite the state of Texas dismantling them at colleges across the region, all while he leads an institution whose founder during slavery profited off individuals who looked like him.
Posted on · The grandmother of Juneteenth, Opal Lee, joins a special edition of I SEE U and shares her perspective on the commercialization of this cultural event one year after she paved the way for it to become a federal holiday
Posted on · Social Studies Super Hero, Chassidy Olainu-Alade, serves as our I SEE U Tour Guide of ‘Sugar Land 95,’ a new exhibit that highlights a new form of slavery the city of Sugar Land, a popular Houston-area suburb, may not be so proud of. This episode is an encore of the April 30th, 2021 broadcast.
Posted on · The Vanderslice family, who are the descendants of the former Alta Vista Plantation that is now Prairie View A & M University, speak candidly about the hard truths of the past and their partnership with the Historically Black College.
Posted on · Houston Matters broadcasts live from Emancipation Park with people celebrating the reopening of this cherished resource in Houston's African American community.
Posted on · When members of Houston Grand Opera perform tonight (May 4, 2016), it won't be on the Wortham Theater Stage. Instead, it'll be inside a courtroom full of lawyers. News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop has more on the opera, called What Wings They Were: The Case of Emeline. It’s based on an historic […]
Posted on · On this day 150 years ago, slaves in Texas learned they were free. June 19th became known as Juneteenth, a day for freed slaves to celebrate their emancipation. To mark this 150th anniversary, Michael Hagerty tells us more about the first Juneteenth, how Juneteenth celebrations have evolved over the years and about a new resource […]
Posted on · Silent We Stood is a novel that considers whether Texas played a bigger part in the abolitionist movement during the 1800s than many historians believe. Author Henry Chappellâs story begins with the fire that broke out in Dallas in July of 1860. There was fear that the fires marked the start of a Texas slave […]