Now a federal holiday, June 19th marks the day in 1865 when Union Army general Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation.
A Matagorda County family is receiving a Historic Texas Cemetery designation for family property where they believe they have found 33 unmarked graves.
For the first time, an African American is second in command over 90 investigators who work in the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
This year's commemoration of a pivotal moment in the fight for voting rights for African Americans will honor four giants of the civil rights movement who lost their lives in 2020, including the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis.
From the Montgomery Bus Boycott to the 2020 election of Vice President Kamala Harris, here are some of the pioneers who blazed trails in civil rights and American politics.
A once-homeless Houston artist has his works on display at an indoor-outdoor exhibit that runs through March.
Jalen and Keyonna Seawright dressed up their two daughters to model Black female leaders for Black History Month.
Black Lives Matter mural honoring George Floyd dedicated in an emotional ceremony.
Artists and volunteers work on Black Lives Matter mural honoring George Floyd at Jack Yates High School in the Third Ward.
Celebrate Black History Month with Tubi. The streaming platform offers one of the largest Black cinema collections available online — and it’s free.
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History, or ASALH, chose the theme because the Black family has been a target of study in various academic disciplines.
Feb. 1 isn’t just the first day of Black History Month. It’s also National Freedom Day, pioneered by a former slave to commemorate abolition.
February marks the start of Black History Month and while many people are familiar with the annual celebration, the details of its origin are not as well known.
She was a staple in the Houston Independent School District for decades and tonight she is being remembered after succumbing to kidney failure.
Cancer surgeon Dr. Bobby Satcher is among an elite group of only 14 African Americans who have traveled to the great beyond.
Currently, the streets are named after plantation owners.
Students at La Marque Elementary School brought Black History figures to life in their annual Living Museum. With the touch of a button, classmates were able to meet and learn from such historic figures as Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks and President Barack Obama. Teachers chose this interactive project to inspire students to appreciate the past and those who paved the way for them to make history as well.
It’s fitting for a school to carry his name because Yates not only learned to read, write, and do arithmetic at a time when it was illegal for blacks to do so, he also taught other black people.
“Black Girl Magic is the ability for African American females to push past the restrictions that are set upon us today and show us that anything is possible," Ulmer said. "You can be an author, entrepreneur student no matter what the color of your skin is or what your gender is.”
A group of ballerinas in Texas struck a pose, and the result was an adorable photo shoot — both fierce and meaningful.