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  • My grandmother is a warrior

    My grandmother is a warrior

    By Mason Jones and Christopher Palmer
    Mason Jones and Christopher Palmer
    Published: Jan. 26, 2009

    University of Texas at Austin undergraduate Christopher Jackson uncovers the true history behind his grandmother’s epic civil rights battle to enroll at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas in the 1950s. Christopher’s essay about grandma Versie’s struggle for equality won first place in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition.

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      Eola A. Buchanan said on March 19, 2011 at 8:32 a.m.
      I graduated from Lamar University in 1968 and again with a Master's degree in 1988. I was unable to attend college elsewhere, so I thank Mrs. V. Jackson and the other warriors! This is a wonderful presentation. I know that the grandmother Jackson is as proud of her grandson as he is of her.