Posts tagged ‘Gwendolyn Jordan’

May 17, 2015

Texas Observer links for Stand-Ins, et al.

The Texas Observer now has all its issues online, but older issues are searchable only by date. For those searching for material on the University of Texas during the time of the stand-ins and similar activity, here is a guide to some Observer links.

Bombing of the University “Y” and formation of Students for Direct Action:

Stand-ins begin at the Texas Theater:

Stand-ins continue and spread to the Varsity Theater, gaining support from University of Texas faculty members and from Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady: (Continues on page 2, easy to scroll down)

Description of activities at the stand-ins:

More faculty support, and stand-ins coordinated with national Lincoln’s Birthday demonstrations:

Stand-ins reach a peak of 400, with confrontations: (scroll to continuation on page 3, also note page 3 article about other Lincoln’s Birthday demonstrations in Texas and nationally)

“Y” bombers placed on disciplinary probation:

Demonstrations at theaters in Austin and elsewhere:

A vigil by Booker T. Bonner:

February 12, 2011

CIC resolution text

The Daily Texan editorial page of September 29, 1963, published the resolution William Spearman read to the UT Board of Regents the day before. (Click image to enlarge.)
January 2, 2011

Another opinion on referendum

Opinion by Larry Lee from the Oct. 18, 1962, Daily Texan on the referendum on opening university facilities to all students. (Click image to enlarge.) Larry Manire brought a copy of the “Vote NO” ad to the Stand-In Reunion in Austin Dec. 3, 2010. The 1961 athletic integration referendum prompted a record turnout. Thornton Hardie, chair of the Board of Regents, dismissed the 8,000 votes as not a majority of the 20,000-member student body. In the same election, students in the College of Arts and Sciences picked Gwen Jordan as the first black Student Assembly representative.