Freedom Summer

Wadada Leo Smith Brings City-Spanning Civil Rights Masterpiece to Houston

Performed in parts between Austin, Houston, and New Orleans, 'Ten Freedom Summers' considers the psychological impact of a tumultuous decade.

10/10/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Dept. of Editorial Justice

We’re With the Banned

A discovery that Houstonia is prohibited in Texas jails illuminates the often-arbitrary rules governing what prisoners can—or can’t—read.

11/03/2015 By Lonna Dawson

History

At the Menil, a Visual History of Nonviolent Protest

From Gandhi to Tiananmen Square, a new exhibition traces traditions of civil disobedience through photographs and artifacts.

09/30/2014 By Zachary Sachs

Vampires

For Houston’s Vampire Community, Reality Bites

A marginalized group seeks equal rights—and sometimes blood.

09/30/2014 By Peter Holley

Civil Rights

Meet the Pastor Trying to Overturn HERO

Willie Ray Davis is a pillar of Houston’s African-American community. So why is he trying to overturn the new equal rights ordinance?

08/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow