Dr. Max Krochmal (TCU) and Dr. J. Todd Moye (UNT), editors, discuss "Civil Rights in Black and Brown: Histories of Resistance and Struggle in Texas" (University of Texas Press, November 2021), which draws upon more than 500 oral history interviews with African American and Mexican American grass-roots activists from every corner of Texas. In this talk, Dr. Krochmal and Dr. Moye, with Moderator Dr. Wes Phelps, discuss the book’s revelation that not one but two civil rights movements flourished in mid-twentieth-century Texas and they did so in intimate conversation with one another.
Blending Cold War, Southern, and urban history, Dr. Uzma Quraishi’s research looks at the history of South Asian migration to Houston, Texas. This migration of Indians and Pakistanis pre-dated the 1965 immigration reform, and it expanded after the milestone law. Dr. Quraishi examines the experiences of middle-class, urbanized Indians and Pakistanis who sought higher education in a city transitioning out of Jim Crow. In this talk, with moderator and Sam Houston State University colleague Dr. Jeffrey Littlejohn, Dr. Quraishi introduces her book Redefining the Immigrant South: Indian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston During the Cold War (UNC Press, 2020) which explores the interplay of race, place, ethnicity and class over time in a changing region and nation.
America’s First Ladies are not elected politicians, but they are nevertheless immersed in the world of politics and often underestimated or ignored as political beings. A new biography by Dr. Julia Sweig, the award-winning author of "Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight" (Random House, 2021), examines for the first time in detail this side of Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson as she advised and strategized with her powerfully political husband, President Lyndon Baines Johnson. In this Talk, Dr. Nancy Baker Jones, Moderator and historian of Texas women in politics, and Sweig discuss Lady Bird in this new light.
Take a tour of the historic Magoffin Home in this Texas Talks webinar.
Learn More about the UTEP track players boycott in this Texas Talks webinar with Dr. Charles Martin.
The full talk from our 2017 Dine & Dialogue with NASA astronauts and mission control staff.
The founder of the Tom Lea Institute, Adair Margo, discusses the life and work of celebrated artist and writer, Tom Lea.
Alcohol has been a contentious issue since the 1840s in Texas. Those for and against prohibition (drys and wets) debated and argued the issue from political, religious, and social points of view. After the 18th Amendment passed, some Texans were determined to get their alcohol one way or another. Previously filmed at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, the webinar features moderator James McReynolds and historians George Díaz, Joseph Locke, and Brendan Payne.
Join Dr. Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, Dr. Nancy Baker, and Allison Faber, MA, as they discuss women's political engagement in Texas. From the suffrage movement to the jury rights movement to the Equal Rights Movement, this discussion will trace the evolution of Texas women's political participation.