Topic: Briscoe Center for American History

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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Reflections on MLK's "I Have a Dream"

Aug. 26, 2013
Reflections on MLK's "I Have a Dream"

To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic speech, scholars, staff and students reflect on its legacy. With images by the late photojournalist Flip Schulke.

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Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards Profiled in New Book

Nov. 13, 2012

A new biography from The University of Texas Press, "Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards," presents a nuanced portrait of one of the most fascinating women in American political history, former Texas Gov. Ann Richards.

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