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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 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

Following historic enrollment, African American architect John Saunders Chase lays foundation of firsts

Following historic enrollment, African American architect John Saunders Chase lays foundation of firsts

In a sea of white faces, John Saunders Chase waited patiently amid the stares and glares of the swarm of humanity surrounding him. Cameras flashed as reporters hurled questions at him and jotted down his responses. It was June 7, 1950. Chase, an African American, was smartly dressed in a double-breasted coat and tie, as…   » Continue Reading