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  • Heman Sweatt's relatives honor his legacy

    Heman Sweatt's relatives honor his legacy

    By Christopher Palmer
    Christopher Palmer
    Published: Feb. 17, 2011

    Members of Heman Marion Sweatt’s family share memories of the civil rights figure who was the first African American to integrate the School of Law.

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      Angela Hodge said on Feb. 22, 2011 at 7:31 a.m.
      All graduates especially those of us of colour owe him a debt of gratitute for being a trailblazer and enduring things we probably can't conceive. Thank you for your contributions!
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      Jason King said on Feb. 20, 2011 at 3:16 p.m.
      This history should be in all Texas and U.S. government texts in high school--it is a crying shame that it is not. It is also shamful that UT regents still intend to segregate by changing the top 10% automatic admission. Don't they know this state will become 2nd rate or worse if educational opportunites for all students are denied!?