Posts tagged ‘Ronnie Dugger’

May 24, 2015

Links from 1955

Links to articles from the 1955 issues of the Texas Observer regarding civil rights at the University of Texas. The whole page is referenced; scrolling down for the particular topic may be necessary:

Texas Commission on Race Relations meets in the Texas Union: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/02/21#page=8 http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/02/28#page=7

Thelma White sues in federal court to enter Texas Western (now University of Texas at El Paso): http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/04/04#page=5

Wayne H. Holtzman, UT psychology professor, studies UT students’ views about race in 1955: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/04/18#page=6

An article on school integration in Texas, including a plan of UT regents to set policy on this matter: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/06/27#page=5

An editorial and cartoon re desegregation at UT and elsewhere in Texas:http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/07/13#page=2

UT regents vote to desegregate all classes in September 1956: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/07/13#page=4

As part of an article on integration in Texas, Dean Arno Nowotny is quoted about housing for black students at UT: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/07/20#page=8

In the continuation of this long article on integration throughout the state (scroll to the next page), Huston-Tillotson halts its expansion plans because of UT’s pending undergraduate integration: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/07/27#page=4

A UT regent’s husband expresses support for the Citizens’ Council of Kilgore, a group advocating the preservation of school segregation: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1955/08/03#page=1

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: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1960/12/02#page=3

Stand-ins begin at the Texas Theater: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1960/12/09#page=5

Stand-ins continue and spread to the Varsity Theater, gaining support from University of Texas faculty members and from Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1960/12/30#page=1 (Continues on page 2, easy to scroll down)

Description of activities at the stand-ins: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1960/12/30#page=5

More faculty support, and stand-ins coordinated with national Lincoln’s Birthday demonstrations: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1961/01/14#page=8

Stand-ins reach a peak of 400, with confrontations: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1961/02/18#page=1 (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: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1961/02/25#page=3

Demonstrations at theaters in Austin and elsewhere: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1961/03/04#page=3

A vigil by Booker T. Bonner: http://archives.texasobserver.org/issue/1961/03/18#page=3