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Texas and the Master Civil Rights Narrative: A Case Study of Black Females in Houston

Texas and the Master Civil Rights Narrative: A Case Study of Black Females in Houston vi Southwestern Historical Quarterly October Merline Pitre, TSHA President, 2011–12. 2009 Article 125 Texas and the Master Civil Rights Narrative: A Case Study of Black Females in Houston By Merline Pitre* ver the past century, the power of historians to influence the public, to shape attitudes, and to eradicate popular prejudice Ohas been amply demonstrated. The civil rights movement is a case in point. “Although exemplary studies and documentations abound and participants have produced a number of autobiographical accounts, the civil rights movement circulates through the American memory in forms and channels that are sometimes powerful, sometimes exaggerated and sometimes contested,” historian Jacquelyn Dowd Hall has written. Images of the movement appear and reappear on Martin L. King Jr. Day and * Merline Pitre is a past President of TSHA (2011–12), a TSHA Fellow, and Professor of History at Texas Southern University in Houston. She is the author of three books and is former Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Texas Southern. The author wishes to thank Ryan Schumacher and Randolph “Mike” Campbell for reading this essay and providing thoughtful comments and critique. This article has been adapted from the Presidential Address read by Dr. Pitre at http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Southwest Center (Univ of Arizona)

Texas and the Master Civil Rights Narrative: A Case Study of Black Females in Houston

Southwestern Historical Quarterly , Volume 116 (2) – Sep 16, 2012

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Abstract

vi Southwestern Historical Quarterly October Merline Pitre, TSHA President, 2011–12. 2009 Article 125 Texas and the Master Civil Rights Narrative: A Case Study of Black Females in Houston By Merline Pitre* ver the past century, the power of historians to influence the public, to shape attitudes, and to eradicate popular prejudice Ohas been amply demonstrated. The civil rights movement is a case in point. “Although exemplary studies and documentations abound and participants have produced a number of autobiographical accounts, the civil rights movement circulates through the American memory in forms and channels that are sometimes powerful, sometimes exaggerated and sometimes contested,” historian Jacquelyn Dowd Hall has written. Images of the movement appear and reappear on Martin L. King Jr. Day and * Merline Pitre is a past President of TSHA (2011–12), a TSHA Fellow, and Professor of History at Texas Southern University in Houston. She is the author of three books and is former Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Texas Southern. The author wishes to thank Ryan Schumacher and Randolph “Mike” Campbell for reading this essay and providing thoughtful comments and critique. This article has been adapted from the Presidential Address read by Dr. Pitre at

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Southwestern Historical QuarterlySouthwest Center (Univ of Arizona)

Published: Sep 16, 2012

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