The year was 1927 and inventions like the talking picture, the electric razor and the videophone had hit mainstream America. That same year on Sept. 14, funding for what would eventually become Texas Southern University was approved, tran-scending educational opportunities for blacks living in Houston.
To commemorate the 85th anniversary of the school’s founding, Texas Southern University has embarked on an ambitious journey to tell “OUR Story”. The OUR Story Project boldly places a historically accurate face upon the university by spotlighting the individuals who helped to transform moments into movements, and personal experiences into profound events that have impacted this city, state, country and world immeasurably. The Our Story Museum Exhibit will showcase these individuals and historical moments with an exciting display of artifacts, photos, documents and video and audio recordings.
How can you help? You can be a part of the OUR Story Project by donating or loaning TSU memorabilia such as: photos, sports memorabilia and trophies, Ocean of Soul clothing and videos, pictures of TSU Presidents, alumni, or campus events, Miss TSU crowns and/or slashes, Yearbooks pre-1947, TSU branded items pre-1947 or sports uniforms.
The exhibit will be on display in the University Museum as part of the 85th Founder’s Day celebration on Sept. 14th and will run until November.
All items must be submitted by Aug. 15th for consideration. Items selected for the exhibit will be placed on loan to the University Museum to maintain proper storage, security and cataloging. Items may be submitted by contacting the Earl Carl Institute to arrange a viewing and/or pick-up, by delivery to Dr. James Douglas’ office at Hannah Hall room 115 or by delivery to the Earl Carl Institute in building 16 on the campus map and next to the Airway Sciences building.
For more information about the museum exhibit, contact the Earl Institute at 713-313-1139 or Luckett Johnson at 713-313-1347.