Posts tagged ‘Houston Wade’

October 1, 2015

Final Stand-In Documentary

The nonprofit Peoples History of Texas has completed its documentary on the stand-ins. To see it, click on their name.

May 17, 2015

Texas Observer links for Stand-Ins, et al., 1960-61

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:

December 30, 2010

Satire from Dilly Texanne

The staff of the Texas Ranger, the UT humor magazine, published the Dilly Texanne, its parody of the Daily Texan, each spring. Here, Students for Direct Action’s Houston Wade is caricatured as Austin Blade. (Click images to enlarge.)

The Texan letters column was "Firing Line."The Texan‘s letters column was “Firing Line.”

December 28, 2010

Picnic for Peace

From the Daily Texan, March 27, 1962. (Click image to enlarge.) Houston Wade of Students for Direct Action shared the platform with Norman Thomas. The Dallas Morning News said the event should be called “Teatime for Treason.”