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February 10, 2018

1958 Texas Observer links

UT’s 75th year student integration committee called for integration in dormitories, athletics, fraternities and sororities, and all services patronized by the student body. Dr. Logan Wilson, university president, said  no discrimination which really impeded learning existed. http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1958/05/23#page=6

Willie Morris contrasts UT with the University of Oxford, his commentary including Barbara Smith being dropped from the cast of an opera because of political pressure regarding her race. http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1958/07/18#page=6

An editorial lament that Rafer Johnson went to UCLA rather than UT. http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1958/08/15#page=2

Political Intelligence column comments that Daily Texan editorial calls for “full integration of Negro students into campus life.” http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1958/09/19#page=7

In “Paper-Thin Defenses,” an interview with a segregationist from East Texas attending UT. http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1958/09/26#page=2

“This Week in Texas” shows a shift in opinion via the Belden Poll regarding integration of Texas colleges. http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1958/09/26#page=5

In “The Week in Texas,” a report that a UT “Negro student and his date” were compelled to move from their seats at the Baylor-Texas football game. http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1958/12/05#page=3 (scroll down)

The Observer notes that a group of ex-students who claim that the University is not yet first class does not mention the cancelling of Barbara Smith Conrad’s role in an opera. http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1958/12/12#page=3

 

 

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June 22, 2015

Links to Texas Observer on UT civil rights, 1956

The fall semester of 1956 was the first year for integration of undergraduate classes at UT’s main campus. Approximately 80 black students enrolled.

Former UT law student Heman Marion Sweatt reportedly took an overdose of sleeping pills (“This Week in Texas”): http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1956/01/25#page=8

Portrait of Willie Morris, Daily Texan editor at the time: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1956/02/22#page=6

James E. Titus, professor of government at UT, on interposition, the theory advanced by Gov. Allen Shivers and others, that the state could “interpose” between the federal government and the people of the state, for instance, to preserve segregation: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1956/03/07#page=3

Former UT faculty member J. Evetts Haley announces his candidacy for governor as a backer of interposition: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1956/03/07#page=6

UT student assembly passes a resolution welcoming blacks to campus; UT Inter-Co-Op Council votes to integrate its residences; only two UT dormitories will be integrated; Autherine Lucy considers applying to UT: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1956/03/14#page=8

Editorial endorsing Ralph Yarborough for governor recalls Price Daniel’s opposition to the admission of Heman Sweatt to the UT law school: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1956/07/11#page=2

Fagan Dickson, Austin attorney, publishes an article with the American Bar Association dealing with, among other cases, Sweatt V. Painter: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1956/09/05#page=4

Black undergraduates enter UT for the first time, but turmoil over integration of education continues elsewhere in the state: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1956/09/19#page=5

Editorial (scroll down) cites the UT Longhorns being beaten by the integrated team from the University of California: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1956/09/26#page=2

Attorney General John Ben Shepperd seeks to ban the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People from operating in Texas ;  its pledge to help Heman Sweatt with UT Law School fees is an issue. (Shepperd’s actions caused the NAACP to be almost dormant in the state for a time.): http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1956/10/03#page=4

Among evidence re the state’s prosecution of the NAACP, Thelma White purportedly regretting her decision to enroll at Texas Western (now UT-El Paso): http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1956/10/10#page=4

A cross is burned at the Texas Memorial Museum (Week in Texas). Austin police believe it is a fraternity prank: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1956/10/10#page=5

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