Black History Month
  • Black History Month

    The Houston Independent School District commemorates district alumni and staff for this year’s Black History Month celebration with a theme that highlights modern groundbreakers and trailblazers who have made historical strides.

    The theme for this year’s celebration was created to align with the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History’s (ASALH) theme “Black Migrations.” While previous themes were inclusive of earlier centuries, this theme focuses specifically on the 20th century through today.

    The district has created a poster and a series of table tent cards that feature prominent African-Americans who are former HISD staff and students and have made contributions to art, business, literature, sports and pop culture.

    To further celebrate Black History Month, a special musical performance by teachers will be presented at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Hattie Mae’s café at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th St., 77092). Nutrition Services will serve soul food cuisine.


  • Andrew L. Jefferson, Jr.

  • C. Lee Turner

  • Darrell Ellison

  • George Walker Jr.

  • Hattie Mae White

  • Joe Anderson

  • Joseph Leslie "Joe" Sample

  • Phylicia Rashad

  • Rhonda Rogers-Hunt

  • Rod Paige

  • Roland S. Martin

  • Dr. Ruth Simmons

  • Teana Watson

  • Tonya Jones

  • Yolanda Adams