Links from 1955

Links to articles from the 1955 issues of the Texas Observer regarding civil rights at the University of Texas. The whole page is referenced; scrolling down for the particular topic may be necessary:

Texas Commission on Race Relations meets in the Texas Union: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/02/21#page=8 http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/02/28#page=7

Thelma White sues in federal court to enter Texas Western (now University of Texas at El Paso): http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/04/04#page=5

Wayne H. Holtzman, UT psychology professor, studies UT students’ views about race in 1955: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/04/18#page=6

An article on school integration in Texas, including a plan of UT regents to set policy on this matter: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/06/27#page=5

An editorial and cartoon re desegregation at UT and elsewhere in Texas:http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/07/13#page=2

UT regents vote to desegregate all classes in September 1956: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/07/13#page=4

As part of an article on integration in Texas, Dean Arno Nowotny is quoted about housing for black students at UT: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/07/20#page=8

In the continuation of this long article on integration throughout the state (scroll to the next page), Huston-Tillotson halts its expansion plans because of UT’s pending undergraduate integration: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/07/27#page=4

A UT regent’s husband expresses support for the Citizens’ Council of Kilgore, a group advocating the preservation of school segregation: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/08/03#page=1

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