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UT Austin Offers Experts on Civil Rights for the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library

UT Austin Offers Experts on Civil Rights for the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library

Experts from across multiple disciplines at The University of Texas at Austin are available to speak with the media on topics related to the the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library April 8-10. (The list below is also available as a pdf.) Media seeking information on covering the summit should visit the press…   » Continue Reading

27th Heman Sweatt Symposium to Focus on Future of Black Life in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin 27th Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights begins April 24 with the theme "Future of Black Life in Austin" and will include a film screening, a talkback and a panel discussion. The symposium culminates with the “Evening of Honors” presentation of the Heman Sweatt Legacy Award to…   » Continue Reading

“Free Speech Dialogues” Examines Inflammatory Speech

Event: "Free Speech Dialogues," featuring former American Civil Liberties Union director, National Public Radio correspondent and civil rights expert. Free and open to the public. When: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7-9 p.m. Where: The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate School of Business Building (GSB) Room 2.124. A map is available online. Background: "Free Speech Dialogues"…   » Continue Reading

Papers of Judge Filemon B. Vela Donated to the Benson Latin American Collection

The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection of the University of Texas Libraries announces the opening of the personal archive of noted jurist, civic leader and education advocate Filemon B. Vela. A native of Harlingen, Texas, Judge Vela had a distinguished legal career, and ultimately served on the federal bench. Through correspondence, legal documents such…   » Continue Reading

University of Texas at Austin Alumni, Community Leaders Honored with Heman Sweatt Legacy Awards

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights at The University of Texas at Austin, 21 individuals, four couples and three groups will receive a Heman Marion Sweatt Legacy Award at A Special Evening of Honors to be held at 7 p.m. on May 6 at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center…   » Continue Reading

Heman Sweatt Symposium Brings Expert on University’s Integration to Campus

Event: The monthly speaker series of the 25th annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights at The University of Texas at Austin presents Louise Iscoe, author of "Overcoming: A History of Black Integration at the University of Texas at Austin," to discuss the obstacles to integration at the university and the events and progress that…   » Continue Reading

School of Law’s Capital Punishment Clinic Wins U.S. Supreme Court Case for Texas Death Row Inmate

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Monday, March 7 that prisoners may bring a civil rights claim to try to obtain DNA evidence and assert their innocence, handing a victory to Texas death row inmate Hank Skinner who is represented by the University of Texas School of Law's Capital Punishment Clinic.

Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Hosts “Civil Rights on the Border” Symposium

The University of Texas School of Law's Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights and the Immigration and Nationality Section of the State Bar of Texas will co-sponsor a symposium about the controversial immigration issues on the United States-Mexico border on Tuesday, March 1.

Heman Sweatt Symposium Founders Discuss Evolution of Campus Tradition

Event: The monthly speaker series of the 25th annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights at The University of Texas at Austin presents two former university administrators, Drs. George C. Wright and Edwin R. Sharpe, to discuss "How it All Began — The Evolutionary Steps in Establishing the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights." When:…   » Continue Reading

Heman Sweatt Symposium Events Held January-May at The University of Texas at Austin

The 25th anniversary of the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights at The University of Texas at Austin will be celebrated with a four-part speaker series that includes an evening with the Sweatt family and a special ceremony that honors the first admitted African American students as integration pioneers.