People's History in Texas

About People's History in Texas

People's History in Texas brings to life the stories of ordinary Texans who, through their collective efforts, changed Texas history and society. Documentaries to date include:
Talkin’ Union - the story of four women who organized labor unions in Texas from 1930 – 1960; book is available on
Building Hope: The New Deal and Texas Farms – about the Ropesville, Dalworthington Gardens, and Sabine Farms communities
Law Firm for the Poor – Legal Aid of Austin’s battles for social justice
The Rag: Austin Underground Press 1966 – 1977
The Stand-Ins – about the students who integrated Austin movie theaters in 1960-1961


History Intern

August 2020 - March 2021 Austin, TX
“The administrative team were great people to work with. You can tell they really care about your learning experience and want you to explore your curiosity. You're encouraged and allowed to pursue your ideas, therefore, presenting plenty of opportunities to work collaboratively and independently. ”

Summer Intern

May 2020 - August 2020 Austin, TX
“The PHiT team are passionate about what they do and willing to make time to meet with you to offer any advice or guidance they can give. They're do incredibly important work documenting Texas' labor history, countercultural movements, and anti-racist organizing. In fact, many of the members were involved in those movements. While I was interning, it felt like I was part of a family even though we never could meet in person. ”
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