Posts tagged ‘Forty Acres Club’

August 1, 2017

1962-64 Time Line from the Cactus

The 1963 and 1964 Cactus had a month-by-month listing of school (and some national) events. A lot of it is athletics, concerts, etc., but a few are relevant re clarifying dates, so I will type them in here as they appear in the Cactus:

September 1962
FRIDAY, 21st–American Association of University Professors meets for discussion of the University’s relation to the Forty Acres Club. (Chancellor Harry Ransom stated that the Club is a private club.)
October
MONDAY, 1st–James Meredith enrolls at the University of Mississippi amid rebellion led by Governor Ross Barnett.
November
FRIDAY, 9th–Pete Seeger, controversial folksinger, presents his first program on campus amidst anti-Communist pickets.
December
SATURDAY, 1st–Judge Thornton Hardie resigns the chairmanship of the Board of Regents, and W. W. Heath is chosen as his successor.
February 1963
WEDNESDAY, 27th–A panel investigates the advantages and disadvantages of N.S.A. and the University as part of it in the Y.
March
WEDNESDAY, 13th–University students vote 59% against membership in the National Students’ Association in a referendum.
THURSDAY, 28th–Student Assembly votes 20-7 to withdraw from NSA.
April
THURSDAY, 4th–The Student Assembly votes Athletic Council its Blanket Tax appropriation after extensive debate over the objection to supporting segregated athletics.
SATURDAY, 27th–It is announced that Dr. Joseph R. Smiley, University President, has accepted the presidency of the University of Colorado.
November
MONDAY, 18th–Integrated athletics at Texas becomes a reality with the Athletic Council’s adoption of the Board of Regents’ decision to remove racial restriction for student activities.
THURSDAY, 21st–President and Mrs. Kennedy begin their tour of Texas. Life magazine photographer records scenes of stump-speaking on the campus.
December
FRIDAY, 20th–Kinsolving Dormitory was picketed in protest of the University’s segregated housing policy.
January 1964
THURSDAY, 30th–Fraternity rush is opened to Negroes for the first time on UT campus.
MAY
TUESDAY, 12th–Ervin Perry, Negro graduate student, is hired as the first Negro on the University faculty. Perry will be an assistant professor of engineering.
SATURDAY, 16th–The University of Texas Board of Regents announces removal of racial barriers in University Housing, completing total integration for the University.
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December 30, 2012

2012 in review

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September 9, 2011

On Forty Acres Club

Dr. Charles Hartshorne of the UT Philosophy Department comments on the Forty Acres Club in the Firing Line column of the January 14, 1964, Daily Texan. (Click images to enlarge.)
March 4, 2011

Ranger opinion

From the September 1961 Texas Ranger. Editor was Jack Lowe. (Click image to enlarge.) The person seeking an apology from Maurice Olian was Thornton Hardie, El Paso attorney who chaired UT’s Board of Regents. The Forty Acres Club was built on the site of Pete’s.
February 2, 2011

UT YRs on civil rights

The article is from the Daily Texan of July 26, 1963, and Jerry A. Gibson’s letter is from July 30, 1963. (Click on images to enlarge.)