High Noon Talk: Houston Bound

Diverse Yet Divided, Jim Crow Texas Online Program

August 5, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm

See how Houston was transformed from a black-and-white frontier town into one of the most ethnically and racially diverse cities in the United States.

Event Details

Join historian Dr. Tyina Steptoe for a talk on her book, Houston Bound: Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City which draws on social and cultural history to show how, despite Jim Crow laws, converging migrations introduced new understandings about race. This history uses music to examine these racial complexities, tracing the emergence of Houston's blues and jazz scenes as well as the hybrid forms of these genres that arose when migrants shared social spaces and carved out new communities. This program is presented in conjunction with the Museum's current exhibition, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.

High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through a casual lunch-time lecture.

Program is FREE to the public.

Educators, to receive CPE credit please email Education@TheStoryofTexas.com

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About the Presenter

Dr. Tyina Steptoe is Associate Professor of History at the University of Arizona.

About Public Programs

Public programs at the Bullock Museum explore relevant history and celebrate the culture that has shaped our modern world. Through engaging discussions, performances, and scholarship guests are invited to see local connections and discover how Texas fits into a broader national story.

At the Bullock Museum, programs have been a place for the community to gather and celebrate culture, explore new ideas, and share experiences together. During the COVID-19 pandemic, programs still provide an opportunity to bring the community together, even if we are apart. Please join us through virtual programs and enjoy lessons, discussions and activities with your family, friends and neighbors who are also participating from home. 

Zoom Information

You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream. You will be asked to register upon connecting to the webinar. Advanced registration is not required. 

For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream.

Banner image courtesy Arnett Cobb Collection, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings conclusions or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily represent those of Humanities Texas or the National Endowment for the Humanities

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

Lectures, Talks, and Discussions