Topic: African Americans

Split Verdict in Holtzclaw Trial is a Travesty and Dangerous

Dec. 14, 2015
Law Books

Getting a conviction on 18 out of 36 charges against former Oklahoma City Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw does not mean justice was served. Black women deserve far more than the fraught, partial justice awarded here.

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$500,000 Mellon Grant Aims to Boost Minority Faculty Representation

Jan. 29, 2015

More students from underrepresented minority groups will be encouraged to pursue academic careers thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to The University of Texas at Austin.

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Artifacts, descendants tell story of freed slaves in Texas

Sept. 20, 2010

Recovering a forgotten history of African American life was motivation enough for anthropology graduate student Nedra Lee and her peers to brave the Texas summer heat while excavating an old farmstead in southern Travis County.

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Digging up the past

Sept. 18, 2010
Digging up the past

Recovering a forgotten history of African American life was motivation enough for anthropology graduate student Nedra Lee and her peers to brave the Texas summer heat while excavating an old farmstead in southern Travis County.

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14th Annual Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition Winners Announced

May 8, 2009

Jennifer Klein, a junior at Lee High School in Midland, won first place in the 14th annual Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition for her essay, "Diligence and Hope: The Story of Viola Coleman."

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