black history

A Pittman Pilgrimage: Touring Texas’ First Practicing Black Architect’s Work

January 19, 2024 | By Alex Temblador

As I walked toward the Joshua Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Waxahachie, I noticed a blackbird on the roof fluffing its feathers.

Three Texas Freedom Colonies Illuminate Life After Emancipation

July 25, 2023 | By Michael Hurd

Inside the Effort for Black Cemeteries to Gain Historical Status

September 29, 2022 | By Dina Gachman

Kendleton in Fort Bend County Honors Its History as a Freedmen’s Town

January 27, 2022 | By Brooke A. Lewis

Revisit 3 Significant Moments When Martin Luther King Jr. Came to Texas

January 17, 2022 | By Kahron Spearman

Of the times Martin Luther King Jr. visited Texas, there are three occasions that stand out: 1959 in Fort Worth, 1962 in Austin, and 1967 in Houston, six months before his assassination.

Celebrate Texas’ Black History Through Historical Tours

February 19, 2021 | By Alex Temblador

“At the core, the work I do with Black Austin Tours is to honor my ancestors and give them the humanity they were often denied when they walked this earth,” Wallace says. “More importantly, I want people to know that they were here. That we are here. We weren’t just enslaved people.”

Where to Celebrate Juneteenth in Texas

June 17, 2020 | By Sarah Thurmond

Vintage: High School Homecoming Heritage in Fort Worth

September 30, 2019 | By

Fort Worth photographer Calvin Littlejohn (1909-93) captured this Friday night scene, complete with traditional homecoming mums, at I.M. Terrell High School. The school opened in 1882 as Fort Worth’s first black school under segregation and operates today as the I.M. Terrell Academy.

Black History Month Events

February 11, 2015 | By

Here are a few highlighted events that celebrate Black History Month.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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