Oct 09

Triumph and Tragedy in the Bayou City’s Civil Rights Era

Irene Guenther

On November 23, 1968, 20-year-old Lynn Eusan was crowned the University of Houston’s first African American homecoming queen, which made her the first African American homecoming queen at a predominantly white university in the South. Eusan’s inspirational life, as well as her murder in 1971, for which no one was ever convicted, offers us a rich, multi-faceted lens through which to explore Houston in the tumultuous 1960s. It is my hope that, after hearing her story, some of you will have suggestions as to how I might convince city officials to reopen the “unsolved” case into her murder.

This class will be held onsite at WIH and simulcast via Zoom.



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