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The Calaboose African-American History Museum & San Marcos MLK Historic District
"...surprise that you haven't, knowing that both men were African-American?..."

June 20, 2003 Arts Feature by Kate X Messer

One in a Crowd: Pioneers of African-American Cinema
Kino Lorber to curate remarkable historical document
"...of early filmmakers their due respect with Pioneers of African-American Cinema, a four-disc retrospective of a little-known part of..."

Feb. 6, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin African American Book Festival Comes to Carver Museum
Authors and activists address the state of Black culture
"...role in Joseph’s keynote address (Saturday, 1:30pm) titled Black History, Literature, and Power in the Age of Black Lives..."

June 21, 2017 Arts Post by Jennifer MacKenzie Murphy

Day Trips: African American Museum, Dallas
Jefferson's Monticello exhibit takes straight look at slavery
"...Jefferson Foundation and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2012, the exhibit takes an unblinking..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Austin's House Music Scene Clings to the African-American Community That Birthed It
House music rose to prominence from Chicago’s black music community and hangs on here in its original form
"...This past November, the North Door hosted house music history. A more electronic and minimalist offshoot of the disco..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

African-American Book Festival Spotlights Women Writers
Pulitzer Prize-winner Annette Gordon-Reed headlines this year's fest at the Carver Museum and Cultural Center
"...long-rumored affair between Jefferson and Hemings but also the history of scholarship about the pair – how authors have..."

June 25, 2009 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

On the Ground at Austin’s First-Ever African American Genealogy Conference
A community considers its roots
"...In visiting Growing Your Roots 2020: The Inaugural African..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Kahron Spearman

Living History
The debate on how best to honor the history of Rosewood Courts continues
"...progress." Having experienced life in the U.S. as an African-American before the Civil Rights era, Bragg wonders why residents..."

March 25, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

SBOE Passes Mexican-American Studies, but Whitewashes the Name
Right-wing board member objects to “hyphenated Americanism”
"...America is exclusively for whites,” said Allen, who is African-American. The final vote came two days later following a..."

April 13, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

Black History Month and Austin's Dirty Laundry
KLRU launches online series featuring ATX civil rights leaders
" the U.S., Austin has a long and dirty history of segregation, the results of which are still visible..."

Feb. 5, 2014 Screens Post by Sarah Marloff

Texas Monthly's Taco Editor on the Past, Present, & Future of the American Taco
Q&A with José R. Ralat, the man with one of the most envied titles in town
"...come out with a new book, American Tacos: A History and a Guide, that chronicles the cultural and political..."

April 22, 2020 Food Post by Lina Fisher

City Opens Black History Month With First-Ever Genealogy Event
Growing Your Roots conference is free and open to the public
"...Austin, Texas (Thu.-Sun., Jan. 30-Feb. 2) kicks off Black History Month for the city. Hosted by the Austin History..."

Jan. 31, 2020 News Feature by Kahron Spearman

Making History, Part One
Playwright Robert Schenkkan on bringing LBJ to the stage in 'All the Way'
"...from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's American Revolutions cycle of history plays, what makes Lyndon Johnson a Shakespearean figure to..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Texas Book Festival 2018: Making History: The Civil Rights Movement in Texas
Uncovering the untold stories of integration at UT
"...pair discussed the creation of the book and its history alongside Harriet Murphy, Texas’ first African-American judge and author..."

Oct. 29, 2018 Arts Post by Katarina Brown

When Did the Single-Family Home Go From Being the American Dream to an Urbanist Nightmare?
One policy wonk's view of how we got here
"...makes sound public policy, with a particular look at history. One fundamental dynamic underlying the LDC proposal is the..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

Battling for Music, History, and Learning
Juneteenth Battle of the Bands competition harkens back to days when marching bands enjoyed a celebrated place in Austin's black community, and creates opportunity for greater future African-American involvement in school bands.
"..."SWAC," for Southwest Athletic Conference, home to the historically African-American colleges known as much for their bands as for..."

June 24, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Essential History Museums and Cultural Spaces
Fun for everyone from history buffs to kids who like hands-on science
"...Home to a presidential library, history museums and historic homes, a state-of-the-art children's museum, and..."

March 3, 2017 Chronolog Post

Social Studies 'Experts' Don't Know Much About History
State Board of Education strikes again!
"...Wall­Build­ers – "an organization dedicated to presenting America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious,..."

July 24, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

A Brief History of School Desegregation
"...Court orders the University of Oklahoma to admit an African-American law student because the state does not provide a..."

June 10, 2005 News Feature

Making History Personal
History is more than a bound collection of facts; it is something personal, something intimate, something that, even in contradiction, demands to be shared. Robi Polgar gleans that immediate sense of history from two plays currently running in Austin theatres: E Pluribus Unum: Barbara Jordan -- One Voice and The America Play.
"...We cling to the idea that history can be recorded as fact, as truth, as something..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

History Still Hidden
Reporter of 'Statesman' racial cleansing series disowns published version
"...Statesman in recent memory, "Leave or Die: America's Hidden History of Racial Expulsions" provided exhaustive evidence of what Jaspin..."

March 16, 2007 News Feature by Kevin Brass

Inside the Austin History Center’s LGBTQ Collections
The city’s historical archive shines a light on lesser-told stories
"...In researching the history of the LGBTQ rights movement and Pride celebrations in..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

The History of the LGBTQ Movement in Austin
From Stonewall to today, how Pride has progressed in our city
"...1970-1982" (which lives in its entirety at the Austin History Center). The work was researched largely through interviews with..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Day Trips: Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis
Memphis' Soulsville lives on
"...of a period of amazing creativity through the short history of a record label that had the world singing..."

Feb. 19, 2021 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Five Things to Enjoy During Black History Month
Art, theatre, music, ballet, and more
"...materialized and aligned at a critical moment in American history and Shabazz's career." Reception: Thu., Feb. 24, 6:30-9pm. Carver..."

Feb. 18, 2022 Arts Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

LBJ Library Celebrates Fight for Equality in American Sports
The “Get in the Game” exhibition’s opening ceremony is April 21
"...event includes video and audio presentations that document the history of social progress in sports as well as a..."

April 18, 2018 Events Post by Milo Webb

Five Things to Enjoy as Black History Month Continues
We highlight artists of color who bring a diversity of aesthetic vibrance to the theatres, galleries, and other venues of our city
"...11am-6pm. 7112 Burnet Rd., 512/902-9717. RichesArt Gallery: American History..."

Feb. 25, 2022 Arts Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

Walking Waller Creek Is a Tour Through Wildlife, Wild Flora, and Wild History
Take this self-guided tour from UT's Office of Sustainability, and learn how much wildness this waterway is home to
"...a polymath well versed in botany, biology, geology, and history that goes by the name of Walking Waller Creek...."

July 31, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Aural History
Jeff Lofton, son of an Army drill instructor, sure doesn’t play trumpet like one – or does he?
"...came up, it was very difficult to be an African-American in the U.S. Army," states Jeff Lofton with a..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

One Block's History
"...Mancha had a barbershop across the street, as did African-American furniture repairers Moore and Mason, and the Costante Michilini..."

Aug. 27, 1999 News Feature

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