Costco to Host Book Signing for Local Author

Arts and Entertainment

August 14, 2014


Texas is a Southern state, and in many ways, Houston is a typical Southern city. While Houston did not experience the types or degrees of racial violence found in other Southern cities during the Jim Crow era, black Houstonians nonetheless found themselves often relegated to the margins of society. For decades there were two distinct Houstons: one white and the other black. However, Houston's black community created businesses that flourished and schools that educated children and developed a culture that celebrated the accomplishments of their parents while eagerly anticipating the accomplishments of future generations.


Images of America: African Americans of Houston captures the many facets of black Houston. From churches to nightclubs; city parks to city hall; and political giants Barbara Jordan, Mickey Leland and Sheila Jackson Lee to the driving beats of Archie Bell and the Drells, the Ghetto Boys and Beyoncé, black Houston is alive with a determination that past injustices will never dampen the future opportunities for greatness.


Topics discussed in African Americans of Houston include:

    • Houston's Public Spaces

    • Segregated Houston

    • Protest

    • African American Houston

    • African American Life


Join the author for a signing:

Where:  Costco

12405 N. Gessner Rd., Houston TX 77064

When:  Saturday, August 23rd, 2014; 1:00 - 3:00 p.m


Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online. 


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African Americans of Houston

by Ronald E. Goodwin

Images of America Series

128 pages/ softcover

Available: July 29,  2013