Topic: Department for African and African Diaspora Studies

Annual Sweatt Symposium Focuses on 60 Years of Integration at The University of Texas at Austin

April 15, 2010

"Sixty Years of Integration: Civil Rights Then and Now" is the theme of this year's Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights to be held April 22-23 at various locations on The University of Texas at Austin campus.

It is the 24th such symposium held in honor of Heman Sweatt, the first African American admitted to the university's School of Law. The Supreme Court ruling that allowed Sweatt to enter the law school paved the way for African Americans' admission to formerly segregated colleges and universities across the nation.

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