Wednesday, June 19, 2024
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Street
Room 114
Houston, TX 77004

To RSVP: Click the link below and enter the password “TEXAS” when prompted

Please join the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Barbara Jordan Public Policy Research and Survey Center for the unveiling of a groundbreaking report on the State of Black Texas. Our panel will highlight the excellent research findings, a history of Juneteenth, and an opportunity for audience Q&A.

Complimentary lunch will be provided.


  • George Foreman IV (Moderator) – Master’s Program Graduate, TSU, & Former TPPF Staff
  • Dr. Michael O. Adams – Jordan-Leland School of Public Affairs, TSU
  • Dr. Derek Cohen – Chief Research Officer, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Dr. James M. Douglas – Distinguished Professor of Law, TSU
  • Dr. Merline Pitre – Distinguished Professor of History, TSU


  • 12:00PM – Registration Check-In + Lunch
  • 12:45PM – State of Black Texas Panel Begins
  • 2:00PM – Event Ends


Please park at the Eastside Garage (Tierwester & Cleburne St.). Visitors are to enter garage from Tierwester street and park on levels 2-4 in the garage, for a charge of $1.00 an hour or $3.00 all day parking (MAP).

University police will be directing the flow of traffic.

To RSVP: Click the link below and enter the password “TEXAS” when prompted