Black History Month

Is known and celebrated by millions worldwide. Many know of the famous Civil Rights activists such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks. However, what many people do not know, especially us Houstonians, are that there were many prominent leaders that contributed to the Civil Rights Movement here in town that changed Texas history for the better.

 

Houston Civil Rights Movement

 

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Eldrewey Stearns was a student at Texas Southern University who experienced first hand the torment and segregation that came with being an African American man in the 1950’s and 1960’s. But through peaceful protests and one major sit-in with other students, he helped lead companions to the takedown of segregated facilities in Downtown Houston. Without this ripple effect, just days before the opening of the Astrodome, it was doubtful that Houston would have even received funding for NASA headquarters.

Read more about Eldrewey Stearns here: Students Civil Rights Movement. Let us reflect on this history and let us learn from it. North American University supports Civil Rights not just the month of February, but every day we exist amongst our community. Check us out on social media and share your stories for Black History Month!