Topic: Barbara Conrad

Commencement 2012 in photos

May 31, 2012
Commencement 2012 in photos

About 8,000 students graduated at the 129th spring commencement. View photo highlights from the ceremony with the fireworks as the grand finale.

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Black History Month Story Ideas and Experts at The University of Texas at Austin

Feb. 2, 2011

February marks the celebration of Black History Month, a remembrance of important people and events in African American history.

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The story of a voice

Jan. 31, 2011
The story of a voice

The film "When I Rise" chronicles the life of alumna Barbara Smith Conrad, who overcame racial discrimination to become a world-renowned opera star.

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Barbara Smith Conrad: "When I Rise"

Jan. 31, 2011
Barbara Smith Conrad: "When I Rise"

In 1957, Barbara Smith Conrad, who was part of the first racially integrated undergraduate class at The University of Texas at Austin, became the central figure in a civil rights storm that changed her life forever.

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Returning home to Center Point

Jan. 31, 2011

Barbara Smith Conrad makes an emotional return visit to Center Point, Texas, her hometown and the home of the first accredited black school in the state.

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