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Center for History and Culture
of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast

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Founded in 2016 by Dr. Mary Scheer as one 鶹ӳӰ’s “Visionary Initiatives,” the Center serves the many constituencies of 鶹ӳӰ students and faculty, the communities of Southeast Texas and the greater Gulf Coast, and the scholars and creatives who explore the region’s past and present. The Center promotes the study of these regions with a commitment to multicultural, interdisciplinary, collaborative, and community-focused projects.

The Center hosts programs that highlight the work of artists, authors, scholars, community leaders, and others who represent varied specializations and backgrounds. It also awards two annual book prizes and funds original research, creativity, and community outreach through its fellowship program.

Next Event

 

Wonder World Oil Company  

February 29, 2024

Dr. Mary Barrett presents on "Black Americans' Oil Industry Experiences."

4:30 pm, Refreshments and Reception, Dishman Gallery.
5:00 pm, Presentation, Dishman Auditorium.

Dr. Mary Barrett will give a presentation on her research. She says, “Past experiences of Black people in U.S. oil fields ranged from horrific to heroic … Black-owned oil companies … incorporated to manage their own land holdings, to broker leases, and to drill and develop their leases.” Dr.  Barrett taught Geology at Centenary College of Louisiana and is editor of Oil-Industry History, journal of the Petroleum History Institute. Refreshments, reception, and presentation Free and Open to All. Co-sponsored by the 鶹ӳӰ Office of Strategic Initiatives.

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