Topic: Heman Sweatt

The loss of a trailblazer

April 2, 2012
The loss of a trailblazer

After his historic enrollment in 1950, architect John Chase laid a foundation of firsts. With his death last Thursday, the university loses a pioneer.

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SMU Football Star Jerry LeVias Is Keynote Speaker at 23rd Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights

April 9, 2009

Former Southern Methodist University (SMU) football star Jerry LeVias will present the keynote address for the 23rd Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights at The University of Texas at Austin.

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My grandmother is a warrior

Jan. 26, 2009

University of Texas at Austin undergraduate Christopher Jackson uncovers the true history behind his grandmother's epic civil rights battle to enroll at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas in the 1950s.

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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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