The free three-day event starts April 8 and is a follow-up to the LBJ Foundation’s 2014 Civil Rights Summit.
”The Upshaws of County Line,” a new book and exhibit currently at Museum of the Big Bend, chronicles a safe haven established by African American Texans.
An exhibition on police brutality prompts allegations, shutdown after curator is dismissed.
The first two installments of Vincent Valdez’s The Beginning Is Near trilogy—on view now in Austin and Houston, respectively—paint a picture of a fight for America’s soul.
Five decades ago, Myrtis Dightman broke the color barrier in professional rodeo and became one of the best bull riders who ever lived. But his imprint on the sport was only just beginning.
More than two decades ago, Christopher Scott was wrongfully imprisoned for murder. Now he’s devoting his time to help free others.
As Coachella’s Saturday night headliner, Beyoncé chose to share the HBCU experience in a performance full of black cultural history.
How an African-American family managed to rise to prominence during the height of Jim Crow-era segregation.
He was a highlight of Austin’s creative community and, in death, a spotlight on the city’s problems with race.
At his SXSW keynote speech, Coates shared the thoughts that he’ll no longer be tweeting.
What it meant to be fully present for “Scales" during Chinati Weekend.
Nate Boyer, a six-year Army vet who served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, inspired the idea of taking a knee.
The revisionist history behind Confederate monuments.
Unsurprisingly, Texas still plays a major role in the fight.
Twenty years ago, a brown-skinned boy was shot to death near the Rio Grande. What fate awaits my own son?
The show, created by Houston native Justin Simien, picks up where the 2014 movie left off.
The University of Texas at Austin was their latest target.
The young woman who was slammed to the ground by officer Eric Casebolt has filed a lawsuit against the officer, the police department, and the city.
How Zena Stephens became the highest-ranking law enforcement officer in Jefferson County.
Can one very determined man get a booming Houston suburb to confront its troubled past?
After spending four days at the Mall of America, Santa Larry is back in Texas to continue spreading holiday cheer.
The “alt-right” and the National Policy Institute are racist, no matter how they brand themselves.
Robert Pruitt’s art vividly portrays the lives and dreams of the people who have long called Houston’s rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods home.
The organizers of the White Lives Matter protest say they aren’t targeting the monument, but it’s hard to overlook the coincidence.
Despite death threats, a youth football team in Texas continues to protest police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem.
Myke Tavarres is an unlikely NFL success story—and he decided not to push his chances before his team’s final preseason game.
It was ironic for a few reasons.
In his resignation, he denied that his statement had a racial element. Let’s talk about the history of the word ”thug.”
If Dan Patrick won’t speak for all Texans, he should sit down.
Are the legendary lawmen necessary? Yes, but their inability to grapple with the modern world threatens to make them irrelevant.
What young Dallasites have to say about race.
Seems like a strange coincidence.
How are Austin activists fighting back in a city that's pushing them out?
After a review of years of citations by state troopers raised questions of racial profiling, DPS is trying out a new method.
After an incident last week saw several young black people on Sixth Street punched by police, the question of who’s allowed to misbehave in Austin’s bar district is especially relevant.
For Tom Cherry, the precise place where loyalty to his dad ends and a larger obligation to society begins lies deep in the woods of East Texas, at the intersection of history and conscience, where the truth about a church bombing during the struggle for civil rights in the South may only now be coming to light.
During the days of segregation, a young graduate of all-white Rice University managed to become a professor at all-black Texas Southern University.
In my village in Oaxaca I had heard about those who made it big in El Norte, and I wanted to become one of them. But I didn’t know how hard life in Houston would be without papers, money, or a job.
Houston’s black elite have come a very long way to live in MacGregor Way, the swankiest black neighborhood in Texas, but they still don’t feel safe.
Across the river and into the brush; an eyewitness account of the journey of two wetbacks.
The word going across the border is: Uncle Sam doesn’t want you.
Burning a candle a day keeps the hexes away.
The rodeo where it really doesn’t pay to win.