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Black History Month

February 25, 2021

The Black history of reproductive justice

In 1994, at a conference in Chicago sponsored by the Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance and the Ms. Foundation for Women, a group of women gathered to hear the Clinton administration’s proposal for health care reform, which sought to de-emphasize reproductive...
February 2, 2021

Events to celebrate Black History Month in Texas

Happy Black History Month, Texans! February is the month that we set aside to celebrate the history, experience, and culture of Black Americans, history that is often left out of school curriculums and history lessons. While the pandemic has made it...
February 27, 2020

Black Texans advocating for the voting rights of all

Royce Brooks, Annie's List “I've been in the political and policy spaces for almost 20 years. And in my experience, I've found that you, or your campaign, or your coalition, won't make lasting change without championing accessibility, diversity, and...
February 25, 2019

Black History Month: Texans making history right now

All February we've been pursuing a project to celebrate African American leaders who are tirelessly working to build a better future in Texas. Our collaborative Black History Month project became a series of portraits of some of the most influential...
February 11, 2019

Black History Month 2019 events across Texas

February is Black History Month, a month recognized as a time to celebrate the strides and achievements black people have made throughout history. In an effort to avoid whitewashing the black experience, we all have a duty to inform ourselves about black...