Schedule

Schedule

Thursday, March 21, 2024

African American History Research Center, Gregory Campus

Time Session
10 - 11 a.m. REGISTRATION & CHECK IN
11 - 11:10 a.m. WELCOME | Erika Thompson
11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. KEYNOTE | Dr. Andrea Roberts

Moderator Erika Thompson
12:15 - 12:35 p.m. AWARDS (Legacy/Pacesetter)
12:45 - 1:15 p.m. OPENING RECEPTION
1:15 - 2:30 p.m. PANEL | Reclaiming, Remembering, and Restoring: Black Cemetery Preservation in Greater Houston

Chassidy Olainu-Alade |Reclaiming, Remembering, and Restoring: Black Cemetery Preservation in Greater Houston
Dexter McCoy | Reclaiming, Remembering, and Restoring: Black Cemetery Preservation in Greater Houston Margott Williams | Reclaiming, Remembering, and Restoring: Black Cemetery Preservation in Greater Houston
Chaney Hill | Racially Biased Funerary Practices and Black Futurity in Houston, Texas: College Park Memorial Cemetery
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. POET LAUREATE | Outspoken Bean
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. PANEL | Reimagining International Black Experiences

Peter Dowdy| Music World Entertainment: A Staple in Houston’s Stack of Talent
Caralee Jones-Obeng | Reimagining the New African Diaspora: Feeling of Closeness and Linked Fate Among Nigerians, Jamaicans, and African Americans in Houston, Texas.
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. PANEL | Supporting and Cultivating Black Space

Elizabeth Korver-Glenn | Supporting and Cultivating Black Space Within and Beyond Anti-Black Houston
Sarah Mayorga | Supporting and Cultivating BlackSpace Within and Beyond Anti-Black Houston
5:30 - 6 p.m. POST PANEL NOSH

Friday, March 22, 2024

Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University

Time Session
11 - 11:30 a.m. REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN
11:30 - 11:45 a.m. WELCOME | Portia Hopkins
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. PANEL | Sheila Pree & Michelle Barnes
12:45 - 1:30 p.m. BOXED LUNCH
1:30 - 2:50 p.m. PANEL | Voices of The Red Book: A Window into Black Houston’s Past

Clayton Catchings | Voices of the Red Book: A Window into Black Houston's Past
TBA | Voices of the Red Book: A Window into Black Houston's Past
TBA | Voices of the Red Book: A Window into Black Houston's Past
Donald Smither | American Freedmen: Then, Now & Forever
3 - 4 p.m. PANEL | Power, Policing & local resistance(s)

Jessica Bray-Olivares | To Witness: Cell Phone Cameras and Racial Injustice Accountability in Black Houston(s)
April Fraizer| A Product of My Environment: The Case of Kennedy Heights vs. Chevron Corporation
David Ponton III | Segregation, Intimacy, and the Criminalization of Black Houston
4 - 4:15 p.m. COFFEE BREAK
4:15 - 5 p.m. PANEL | TITLE TBD

Will North | Visions and Prophecies in a Temple to the Imagination: Murals at Texas Southern University
Analisa Esther, Kaylene McCoy-Mosley, Rita Reyes, Ben Schachter | Establishing Black Spaces: How Community Landmarks Define Black Houston's Culture
5:10 - 5:55 p.m. INTERACTIVE CASE | PLACE PRESENTATION

"Viktor E. Givens | For colored preservationists
who've considered demolition when grant pools and nostalgia aren't enough"
6 - 6:20 p.m. PERFORMANCE | Angelitos Negros
6:20 - 6:30 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS | Portia Hopkins
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. CLOSING RECEPTION | Artist Talk
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Contact us with questions: blackhoustons@rice.edu