Topic: Briscoe Center for American History

UT Austin to Relocate Davis and Wilson Statues

Aug. 29, 2015
Tower and Littlefield

University contractors will move the Jefferson Davis and Woodrow Wilson statues from the main mall for refurbishing and eventual placement.

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Jefferson Davis Statue to be Relocated to Briscoe Center

Aug. 13, 2015
Tower and Littlefield

The statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis will be relocated from the Main Mall at UT Austin to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, where it will become part of a new educational exhibit, university President Gregory L. Fenves announced Aug. 13.

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Briscoe Collection Shows Evolution of Old Glory

July 1, 2015
The Centennial Flag of 1876

However you’re celebrating the Fourth of July, you’ll surely see Old Glory waving over the land of the free and the home of the brave. Look inside the Briscoe Center for American History’s flag collection to see how the star-spangled banner has changed over time. 

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Eyes on the Civil Rights Era

Feb. 14, 2014
Eyes on the Civil Rights Era

Photojournalists R.C. Hickman and Calvin Littlejohn documented African-American communities in Dallas and Fort Worth in the decades following World War II. See a slideshow.

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Foodways Texas Moves to UT Austin's American Studies Department

Feb. 4, 2014

Foodways Texas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and honoring the Lone Star State's unique food cultures, has moved to the American Studies Department at The University of Texas at Austin.

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