2019 Spring Archives - Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture

TIPHC Newsletter, Aug. 25-31, 2019

Her Fight for Civil Rights Was Recognized During the March on Washington's Tribute to Women—But She Wasn't Actually There Photo: Gloria Richardson, left, a leader in the Cambridge, Md., integrationist's movement, Dr. Rosa L. Gragg of the National Association of Colored Woman's Clubs and Mrs. Diane Nash Bevel, right, representing the Southern Christian Leadership

TIPHC Newsletter, Aug. 18-24, 2019

The sugar that saturates the American diet has a barbaric history as the ‘white gold’ that fueled slavery. Photo: Children on a Louisiana sugar-cane plantation around 1885. (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library) (The New York Times) Sugar has been linked in the United States to diabetes, obesity and

TIPHC Newsletter, Aug. 11-17, 2019

Essay Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true. Image: Artwork by Adam Pendleton (The New York Times Magazine) In August 1619, just 12 years after the English settled Jamestown, Va., one year before the Puritans landed at Plymouth Rock and some 157 years

TIPHC Newsletter, Aug. 4-10, 2019

How Texas Prevented Black Women From Voting Decades After The 19th Amendment Texas ratified the 19th Amendment on June 28, 1919, then shut out black voters by creating the “white primary.” (Image credit: Michelle Lam/Houston Public Media) (Houston Public Media) In 1918, when she was 25 years old, Christia Adair went door-to-door organizing for

TIPHC Newsletter, July 28-Aug. 3, 2019

Retracing Slavery’s Trail of Tears America’s forgotten migration – the journeys of a million African-Americans from the tobacco South to the cotton South Image: A coffle of slaves being marched from Virginia west into Tennessee, c. 1850. (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia) (Smithsonian) The Slave Trail of Tears

TIPHC Newsletter, July 21-27, 2019

A Denver sculptor was the first black man trained as an astronaut ahead of Apollo 11, but he never made it to space Photo: Ed Dwight, Jr. poses for a portrait in his workspace at his studio in Denver. (Kelsey Brunner, The Denver Post) A new PBS mini-series profiles Ed Dwight Jr. and other

TIPHC Newsletter, July 14-20, 2019

While NASA Was Landing on the Moon, Many African-Americans Sought Economic Justice Instead For those living in poverty, the billions spent on the Apollo program, no matter how inspiring the mission, laid bare the nation’s priorities Photo: Reverend Ralph Abernathy, flanked by associates, stand on steps of a mockup of the lunar module displaying

TIPHC Newsletter, July 7-13, 2019

The Tyler Rose: The Story of UT’s Recruitment of Earl Campbell (Alcalde) In 1973, Darrell K Royal faced challenges landing top African-American high school football players, so he enlisted a team of recruiters. Led by Ken Dabbs, they set out to convince the state’s top running back, Tyler’s Earl Campbell, that The University of

TIPHC Newsletter, June 30-July 6, 2019

How the GI Bill's Promise Was Denied to a Million Black WWII Veterans The sweeping bill promised prosperity to veterans. So why didn’t black Americans benefit? Photo credit: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group/Getty Images (History) When Eugene Burnett saw the neat tract houses of Levittown, New York, he knew he wanted to buy one.

TIPHC Newsletter, June 23-29, 2019

These Black Pitmasters Are Hustling To Preserve Barbecue's Roots The popularity of Texas-style barbecue has white-washed a cuisine that was rooted in Native American and African heritage. These black pitmasters are trying to keep history intact. Photo: A tray of meats and sides from Matt Horn's Horn Barbecue in the Bay Area of Northern