Our community liaison coordinates lectures and other programs for our community. We welcome our patrons and their families to lectures, educational and social events by our community liaison. Sign up for our newsletter so you never miss an event!
The Restored Classroom gives visitors a glimpse as to what the Gregory School looked like at its inception in 1926.
The Freedmen's Town Gallery chronicles a crucial period in Houston African American history when this community was established following Emancipation. The exhibit incorporates a wide variety of stories, using artifacts and photographs, proving the power of a people's commitment to one another by building and sustaining family, communities of worship, and social organizations which built this thriving, self-contained neighborhood.
The African Americans in Houston Gallery honors generations of people whose cultural heritage played a significant role in what the city of Houston is today and what it will be tomorrow. Integral to the exhibit are photographs and artifacts representing the principles that are universal to the development of communities.
Special Exhibits present new and exciting exhibits featuring themes in African American history, culture or the arts.
Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 2PM
Does helping your child with mathematics homework seem challenging? Do you want your child to do well in mathematics, but aren’t quite sure of how to accomplish this?
Then join Carolyn White of the Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP) as she shares strategies for parents to support their children with developing strong math skills and provides resources for achieving this goal. White is the Director of Elementary Programs for RUSMP. This workshop for parents is our second program in support of our newest exhibit, Blacks at Rice: An Evolving Legacy.
Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 2PM
In recognition of American Archives month, we invite you to join us for a film screening of the documentary, "In the Name of Old Colored High."
During Houston's early years, the African American community developed tough, self-reliant businesses and educational opportunities for themselves in the face of racial, educational, and residential restrictions. Out of segregation grew a determined group of Black Houstonians who sought to fulfill the American promise of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” These individuals, some who were only one or two generations away from slavery, offer a vivid snapshot of African American life in Houston.
Blacks at Rice: An Evolving Legacy
September 23, 2018 – February 24, 2019
The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor St., 77019 | 832-393-1440
In 1964, the first black student was admitted to Rice University, forever changing the composition of the student body. A year later, the first black undergraduates matriculated at Rice. Fifty years later, in 2016, Rice celebrated that milestone with a series of events, culminating with a spectacular gala to recognize the important contributions that black alumni have made to the betterment of the world.
Blacks at Rice: An Evolving Legacy is a continuation of that celebration. Through a multimedia presentation that includes photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, books, posters, banners, documentaries and an assortment of alumni memorabilia, the exhibition traces the compelling history of blacks at Rice.
If you are interested in speaking or holding a program at the Gregory School. What is the criteria for that?
Our community liaison maintains a calendar of events for the Gregory School. Call us at 832-393-1440 or email us at email@example.com to discuss details about your proposed program. We have a strict set of guidelines that governs what types of events we have here.
If you are interested in having an evening event at the Gregory School. How should you coordinate that?
Information on our special events spaces may be found here.
Special events at the Gregory School are coordinated through Houston Public Library's Event Coordinator, Ms. Mignonne Anderson. To contact her, send an email with the details of your event to firstname.lastname@example.org and CC email@example.com. You may also call 832.393.1646.
HISD 7th Grade Tours
We are working with HISD to bring 7th grade Texas History students to our facility. We invite social studies teachers, counselors, and coordinators to contact us about field trips.