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

TIPHC Newsletter, Aug. 28-Sep. 3, 2016

data-pb-field="customFields.web_headline">Why the African American museum’s food focus will go beyond soul Of course, there will be soul food. But that’s not the soul of the Foodways exhibition at the upcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture. “We wanted to break up the idea that there’s one type of food, and that African Americans

TIPHC Newsletter, Aug. 21-27, 2016

Historic Freedmen’s Town Houses Could Become City Landmarks The cluster of Craftsman bungalows, Queen Anne cottages and other historic homes dating back to the early 20th century on Andrews, Gillette and Ruthven Streets could soon be city landmarks, pending approval from city council after a unanimous vote by the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission Thursday. They

TIPHC Newsletter, Aug. 14-20, 2016

Simone Manuel Becomes First Black American Female Swimmer To Win Individual Gold Medal From the Houston Chronicle: Silver and gold finishes cap a week that was about more than swimming RIO DE JANEIRO - Simone Manuel will return to Sugar Land with four Olympic medals, taking silver in the 400-meter freestyle relay on Night 1

TIPHC Newsletter, Aug. 7-13, 2016

Olympics media village built on 'sacred' mass grave of African slaves (Photo: Brazilian slave traders inspect a group of Africans shipped into the country for sale. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Journalists covering the Olympic Games may find themselves caught up in a row over one of the darkest periods of Brazilian history, following claims that

TIPHC Newsletter, July 31-Aug. 6, 2016

Montford Point Marines Honored with Memorial MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina -- Montford Point, North Carolina. This was segregated training ground from 1942 to 1949 for the nation’s first African-American Marines. Now, a new memorial stands outside the gates of Camp Johnson to commemorate their historic achievements in the face of racial segregation.

TIPHC Newsletter, July 24-30, 2016

The ugly truth about the White House and its history of slavery Michelle Obama's speech during the first day of the Democratic National Convention was generally lauded. One sentence in particular garnered more attention, and controversy, than the rest: "That is the story of this country, the story that has brought me to this stage tonight,

TIPHC Newsletter, July 17-23, 2016

Library of Congress Carla D. Hayden: What the ‘First Black Woman’ Librarian of Congress Means From Time: The Senate confirmed Carla D. Hayden as the 14th Librarian of Congress last week. She is being hailed as “the first woman and the first African American” to hold the position. In our cultural discourse around firsts, “woman”

TIPHC Newsletter, July 10-16, 2016

The Second Amendment's Second-Class Citizens -- A history From The Atlantic: Black citizens of the United States have seldom enjoyed the same right to bear arms that whites do. On social-media, many are already asking why the Second Amendment did not protect Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and why gun-rights advocates like the National Rifle

TIPHC Newsletter, July 3-9, 2016

Oldest surviving Pullman porter dies at 106 -- Marshall, TX native Lee Wesley Gibson, believed to have been the oldest living Pullman porter, died as he lived — calm, quiet and in control — sitting in a chair at home Saturday with family members at his side. Gibson was 106 years old. “He had just celebrated his

TIPHC Newsletter, June 26-July 2, 2016

Jack Daniel’s Embraces a Hidden Ingredient: Help From a Slave (Pictured above: In a photo in Jack Daniel’s old office, Daniel, with mustache and white hat, is shown at his distillery in Tennessee in the late 1800s. The man to his right could be a son of Nearis Green, a slave who helped teach Daniel