Houston Citizenship Month
In 2009 Mayor Bill White accepted a proposal from community leaders to create an annual citizenship week in November recognizing “how our population of so many different backgrounds is integrated into the life of our city and how this helps build…a more secure and vibrant community.” The City of Houston now celebrates citizenship annually throughout the month of November with a variety of events that provide “an opportunity for citizens from all sectors to recognize that respect for cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity is essential in promoting civic engagement, productive workplaces, and healthy communities.”
The Houston Area Digital Archives invites you to explore items related to Houston’s history of diversity, civic engagement, and citizens who made an impact on their communities.
For more information, news, and links to events throughout Houston, please visit the City of Houston’s Citizenship Month website at http://citizenshipmonth.org/.
- Houston Indo-American Oral History Project
- Oral history of Criss Cole, November 15, 1974
- Oral history of Terry Hershey, January 22, 2008
- Oral history of Augustin Villagomez, November 24, 1983
- Oral history of Tammie Campbell, January 27, 2013
- Oral history of Paulette Grant, January 30, 2008
- Oral history of George Hirusaki, August 30, 2008