High Noon Talk: Race and the Houston Police Department 1930-1990

Online Program

September 30, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Discover the history behind one of Texas' biggest police departments.

Event Details

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

Join Dr. Dwight Watson for a talk on his book, Race and the Houston Police Department, 1930–1990: A Change Did Come. Watson traces how the Houston Police Department reacted to social, political, and institutional change — and specifically, how it responded to and in turn influenced racial change.

Program is FREE to the public.

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About the Presenter

Dwight D. Watson is an Associate Professor of History at Texas State University. His specializations include African American History and the Civil Rights Movement. He is interested in how race and law impact United States History.

Please note: 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.

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.

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