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King Davis, Director 2109 San Jacinto Blvd (Bellmont Bldg. Rm 224), Mailcode E3600, Austin, TX 78705 •

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National Search For IUPRA Director is Underway 

If you have a record of strong policy research and a desire to promote the production of policy-relevant research with the aim of enhancing the lives of African Americans and other communities of color this is exactly where you need to be. Click the link below for more information about the position.

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In The News

50 Years of Civil Rights History:Then and Now

See Dr. Davis' contribution to this article in Life & Letters College of Liberal Arts Magazine. He speaks on Mental Health Care: The Unfinished Business of Civil Rights.


See LHN's Campus Minute highlighting Dr. Davis' outstanding work in saving thousands of documents from the worlds first African American mental institution and a piece of American history. Click Here


Alcalde, UT's official alumni publication, recently reported on Dr. King Davis' project to preserve all documents from the world's first African American mental institution. 

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Mental illness has a dark history in the United States—one too often clouded by stigma and ignorance. Now a UT researcher is uncovering the records of tens of thousands of African-American psychiatric patients so that, more than 100 years later, their forgotten stories can finally be told. Read Full Article

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education highlighted Dr. Davis' mission to preserve historical records from The Central State Lunatic Asylum for Colored Insane, established in 1868. Read Full Story 

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