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The UH Center for Public History Lecture Series provides a unique opportunity for Houston professionals, community leaders, and others to consider historical, social and cultural perspectives directly related to the decisions they make. The Series brings to the University of Houston and the larger Houston community scholars, artists, and policymakers who shape our world and broaden our intellectual horizons. 

Although historians study the past, we are keenly aware of our present moment in 2020. We believe that history – and especially Houston's history – can offer us tools to help us make sense of the world we live in. In alignment with the larger efforts of the university and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the CPH Lecture Series will dedicate our programming this 2020-2021 academic year to examining the roots of systemic racism in our society. Our monthly events this year will explore critical topics including the history of voting rights, food access, environmental justice, health disparities, and legislative politics to name a few. 

Each of the major CPH Lecture Series events this year will be recorded and placed below for viewing. In addition, we have provided list of linked supplemental resources for each video, related to the content discussed in that specific lecture or panel. 

September 24th, "Black, Brown, and Blue: A Historical Discussion of Policing in Houston"

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 Additional Resources

CPH Podcast, Public Historians at Work:

Houston History Magazine:

October 21st, "Vanguard: When Black Women Led the Fight for Voting Rights"

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 Additional Resources

CPH Podcast, Public Historians at Work:

Houston History Magazine:

November 10th, "Three Feathers: Storytelling and Restorative Justice in Northern Indigenous Communities"

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 Additional Resources

CPH Podcast, Public Historians at Work:

November 18th, "Houston in 2020: Self-Employed Black Artists - an Oral History Project by Amy C. Evans"

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 Additional Resources

CPH Podcast, Public Historians at Work:

Houston History Magazine:

January 26th, Resilient Houston: Documenting Hurricane Harvey

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Additional Resources

Houston History Magazine:

 

 

March 4th, "Racial Health Disparities and Public History: Oral Histories of Latinx and African American Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic" 

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April 13th, "When The Lights (And Heat) Went Out In Texas: The Texas Blackout in Historical Context"

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April 19th, "How Texas Changed the Culture of American Athletics"

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Additional Resources

Houston History Magazine:

April 30th, "Race, Health, and Air Pollution in Houston: Environmental Justice During COVID-19"

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Additional Resources

Houston History Magazine:

June 9th, LGBTQ+ HOU: Bayou City Proud

Additional Resources

Houston History Magazine:

 

June 16th, "Seadrift Documentary Panel Discussion: Race, Refugees, and Redemption"

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Additional Resources

Houston History Magazine: