Posts tagged ‘Laura McNeil Burns’

February 19, 2011

LBJ and federal hiring

No date on this Daily Texan column, but it refers to the speech Lyndon Johnson made January 8, 1964. (Click image to enlarge.)
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February 10, 2011

Regents hear CIC report

William Spearman, chair of the Campus Interracial Committee, was surprised but prepared when the UT Board of Regents allowed him to present his report. (Click image to enlarge.)
February 9, 2011

Stand for Birmingham

Undated Daily Texan editorial, but from the reference to bombing churches and killing children, Booker T. Bonner and Bruce Maxwell staged the “Stand for Birmingham” after Sept. 15, 1963. Birmingham, Alabama, had been marked by violence against civil rights protesters for some months. (Click image to enlarge.)

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.”
December 18, 2010

Young Democrats hear speech by Henry B. Gonzalez, aid lawsuit

From the November 1961 Daily Texan. (Click image to enlarge.) No info on whether the Young Republicans met the Young Democrats’ challenge to contribute to the integration lawsuit.
December 15, 2010

Question 7

This Daily Texan clipping is from the spring of 1961. (Click images to enlarge.) The Lutherans were divided, but later the Austin Jewish community was united in its boycott of the film Exodus at the Varsity Theater in August 1961.