Topic: Edmund T. Gordon

Austin MLK Jr. Day Celebration Will Begin on UT Austin Campus

Jan. 15, 2014

The 21st annual community march celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. will begin with a rally at the MLK Jr. Statue on the East Mall at The University of Texas at Austin at 9 a.m. on Jan. 20. The theme for this year is "Dream Even Further."

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New Black Studies Doctoral Program a First for Texas, Region

Oct. 30, 2012

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved a new doctoral program in Black Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, marking a first for the university, the state of Texas, and the American South and Southwest. The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) in the College of Liberal Arts will administer the new degree program.

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Annual MLK Day Celebration to Begin with Rally on Campus

Jan. 12, 2012

The 18th annual community march celebrating the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will begin with a rally at the Martin Luther King Jr. Statue on the East Mall at The University of Texas at Austin at 9 a.m. on Jan. 16.

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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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22nd Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium, March 25-28, Examines the Black and Latino Experience in America

March 19, 2008

The University of Texas at Austin's 22nd Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights, March 25-28, will feature keynote speaker Ron Kirk, J.D., the first African American mayor of Dallas.

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