2016 Spring Archives - Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture

TIPHC Newsletter, June 12-18, 2016

New TIPHC Exhibit, “The Road to Emancipation – From Jamestown to Juneteenth” The Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture will open its Juneteenth exhibit on Thursday, June 16 at 1 p.m. in the School of Architecture Gallery. Entitled, “From Jamestown to Juneteenth,” the display will trace the path of black slaves, who

TIPHC Newsletter, June 5-11, 2016

African American men, women and children, who took part in The Great Migration in Chicago in 1918. Credit: Chicago History Museum, via Getty Images Tales of African-American History Found in DNA In a recent study, a team of geneticists sought evidence for the migration of Africans and African Americans -- via the Transatlantic slave trade

TIPHC Newsletter, May 29-June 4

Long-lost manuscript contains searing eyewitness account of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Following World War I, Tulsa boasted one of the most affluent African American communities in the country, known as the Greenwood District. This thriving business district and surrounding residential area was referred to as “Black Wall Street.” All of that changed after a series

TIPHC Newsletter, May 22-28, 2016

The complicated history of ‘go back to Africa’ From The Washington Post: "The pejorative phrase “Go back to Africa” made news last month when hurled at protesters at Donald Trump rallies. At the canceled rally on the campus of the University of Illinois–Chicago on March 11, protestor Jedidiah Brown was irate after he was allegedly

TIPHC Newsletter, May 15-21, 2016

PVAMU architecture students earn grand prize in 2016 U.S. Department of Energy "Race to Zero" Design Competition A team of five PVAMU School of Architecture students captured the grand prize at the recent 2016 Race to Zero Design Competition in Golden, Colorado. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, had 31 teams from

TIPHC Newsletter, May 8-14, 2016

May 15: Memorial service in Waco for Jesse Washington, centennial of horrific lynching (Warning: This entry contains graphic details.) One hundred years ago this week, Jesse Washington, an eighteen-year-old African American man, was burned at the stake in Waco. In recent years, a persistent Waco contingent has proposed a historical marker acknowledging what came to

TIPHC Newsletter, May 1-7, 2016

“Encuentro de los pueblos negros” (gathering of Afro-Mexicans). ASARO Cinco de Mayo In recognition of this Hispanic holiday, the TIPHC presents a three-part special report, "Afro-Mexicans: The History, The Culture, The Presence." The report looks at the history and range of issues for Mexico's "hidden" population -- Afro-Mestizos -- now numbering almost 1.5 million. The

TIPHC Newsletter, Apr. 24-30, 2016

When Shirley Chisholm ran for president, 1972 Before Carol Moseley Braun, before Barack Obama, before Hillary Clinton, Shirley Chisholm was both the first woman and the first African American to run for the nomination of a major party for President of the United States. Already the first black woman to be elected to the United States

TIPHC Newsletter, April 17-23, 2016

African-American Jewish history: The Charoset Charoset is a Jewish Passover dish representing the mortar that the Israelites used to make bricks while they were slaves in Egypt performing “back-breaking labor…with clay and with bricks and with all kinds of labor in the fields." In this article from Tablet, an online daily Jewish news and culture

TIPHC Newsletter, April 10-16, 2016

Movie: “Hidden Figures” — Black women pioneers in the space program. Katherine Johnson is a legendary NASA physicist and mathematician whose calculations by hand for manned missions (including to the moon) were so accurate astronaut John Glenn requested that she double check NASA's new computers before his mission to orbit the earth in 1962. In January 2017