AS WE SAW IT - The Story of Integration at the University of Texas at Austin

In 2016, the University of Texas at Austin celebrated two important milestones: the thirtieth anniversary of the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights and the sixtieth anniversary of the first black undergraduate students to enter the university. These historic moments aren't just special; they are relevant to current conversations and experiences on college campuses across the country. The story of integration at UT against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South is complex and momentous—a story that necessitates understanding and sharing. Likewise, this narrative is inextricably linked to current conversations about students' negotiations of identity and place in higher education.

 

MODERATOR - Dr. Peniel Joseph, Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin

 

PANELISTS

Leslie Blair, Editor and Executive Director of Communications for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin

Virginia Cumberbatch, Editor and Director of the Community Engagement Center, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Edwin Dorn, Professor of Public Policy, LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin

 

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

Tuesday, April 23 at 12:15pm to 1:30pm


LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3, 3.124 2315 Red River Street, Austin TX 78712

Event Type

Campus & Community, Policy & Law, Diversity & Social Justice

Departments

LBJ School of Public Affairs

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, General Public

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/as-we-sa...

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