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.
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