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My grandmother is a warrior

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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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. Christopher’s essay about grandma Versie’s struggle for equality won first place in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition.