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Sports and Race Experts Available to Discuss Texas Relays

Sports and Race Experts Available to Discuss Texas Relays

The Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays take place April 6-9 on The University of Texas at Austin campus. This annual track and field event attracts athletes from Texas and across the country. Faculty members at the university are available to discuss racial discourse in American culture, the role of sports in the integration of America, underlying…   » 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

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.

Teens forge a path past challenging academic and social obstacles through leadership program

Teens forge a path past challenging academic and social obstacles through leadership program

"Yes, he's a black man, and he's an inspiration to me, but not even just that—he's fair," Willyam "BJ" Winston says of Barack Obama. "He targets all races that live in the U.S. He's trying to be a global icon, and I admire that." Winston, a 17-year-old senior at McCallum High School in Austin, is…   » Continue Reading