There is a myth that Houston had no race riots. This myth says that Houston just desegregated without any conflict, due to the forward-thinking vision of its elites. The myth also proffers the idea that there is no history of racial conflict or Black or Brown resistence in Houston. This is not the whole story.

Here is an article I wrote in 2010 for Cite Magazine about the Flashpoints on the Road to Black and Brown Power: Sites of Struggle in Houston in the 1960s and 70s.

Whatever change that has happened in Houston has only come because of struggle. Change always comes because of struggle. To think otherwise is a mistake.

Note to self: Keep working on these flashpoints, these sites. Publicize. Publicize.