SYMPOSIUM (Day One) “Black Houston(s): Place and Memory” at African American History Research Center at the Gregory School

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SYMPOSIUM (Day One) “Black Houston(s): Place and Memory” at African American History Research Center at the Gregory School

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Free

Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

African American History Research Center at the Gregory School
1300 Victor St.
Houston 77019

Highlights of Day One of this two-day symposium include “Reclaiming, Remembering, and Restoring: Black Cemetery Preservation in Greater Houston” (1:15 PM to 2:30 PM) and “Reimagining International Black Experiences” (3:30 PM to 4:15 PM).

ABOUT THIS TWO-DAY SYMPOSIUM: Known to locals as “H-Town” and “the Prophetic City,” Houston is the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the United States and the fourth largest city in the nation. Since its official founding in 1837, Afrodiasporic people have fundamentally shaped Houston’s social and cultural landscapes. Precisely what opportunities have Black people negotiated and redefined, created and maintained in response to life lived in the Bayou City? How do residents establish their sense of place in the city, and in what ways might Houstonian cultural productions continue to influence Black artists, activists, and scholars in the 21st century? Houston certainly provides an ideal landscape to reflect on the rich contributions of shifting and dynamic Afro-Diasporic communities as key to a fuller picture of Black southern histories in the United States.

Friday, March 22, 2024 at 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University (Lois Chiles Theater)
6100 Main St.
Houston 77005

Highlights of Day Two of this two-day symposium include “Houston’s Rhythm: The 90s Hip Hop Revolution” with Sheila Pree Bright (11:45 AM to 12:45 PM); “Voices of The Red Book: A Window into Black Houston’s Past” (1:30 PM to 2:50 PM); “Power, Policing & Local Resistance(s)” (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM); and Murals, Landmarks & Public Memory” (4:15 PM to 5:00 PM).

Questions? Send an email to blackhoustons@rice.edu

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African American History Research Center at Gregory School
1300 Victor St.
Houston, TX 77019 United States
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