2015 Winter Archives - Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture

TIPHC Newsletter for Dec. 27-Jan. 2

A brief history of Islam in AmericaSo much of the recent debate in the US over Syrian refugees and Islamophobia has tended to assume that Muslim Americans are mostly migrants and that Islam is a new phenomenon in America, along with questions about integration and assimilation.In fact, Islam has a long history in America, going

TIPHC Newsletter for Dec. 20-26, 2015

The Troubling History of Big Tobacco’s Cozy Ties With Black Leaders In an in-depth investigative piece, Mother Jones magazine explores the relationship between large tobacco companies and the black community and its political leaders, as well as the reason one of the community's biggest killers is rarely discussed. "It's hardly surprising that a tobacco company

TIPHC Newsletter for Dec. 13-19, 2015

PVAMU “ReView” Magazine debut The inaugural issue of ReView magazine was released last week on campus. The publication will highlight “the innovative research” at PVAMU from engineering to business to history and beyond.“Our groundbreaking research initiatives area complemented by creative thinking and an intentional effort to encourage collaboration among our research faculty, students,and external partners,”

TIPHC Newsletter for Dec. 6-12, 2015

George Edwin Taylor: First African American presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) is generally noted as the first African American presidential candidate. Chisholm campaigned for the office in 1972 -- 68 years after George Edwin Taylor ran as a candidate of the National Negro Liberty Party in 1904. A journalist by trade, Taylor —