Posts tagged ‘Sherryl Griffin Bozeman’

May 21, 2011

Frustration for students

Wire story from March 17, 1960, courtesy of Dr. Leon McNealy (Huey McNealy). (Click image to enlarge.) McNealy, Mary Simpson and Sherryl Griffin (Bozeman) met with University of Texas officials as a result of 5,000 students gathering for speak-ins on the UT South Mall, garnering national publicity.  Previously, when Logan Wilson had refused to meet with the students, Sherryl Griffin, later a clergy member, began praying daily on the South Mall as the others stayed near. Students from Hillel later joined the trio, and gradually other students participated. This eventually developed into the “speak-ins” or “read-ins” where students would gather and read the motto on the Tower: “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”
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February 15, 2011

Lawsuit plaintiff comments

Sherryl Griffin (the Rev. Sheryl Bozeman), one of the three plaintiffs in the lawsuit to integrate University of Texas dormitories, wrote this for the Daily Texan editorial page of October 17, 1963. (Click images to enlarge.)

February 8, 2011

Dorm integration ruling due

From the Daily Texan, August 16, 1963, a report on legal arguments for and against dormitory integration. (Click image to enlarge.)

January 30, 2011

UT counters integration lawsuit

From the Daily Texan, June 25, 1963. (Click on image to enlarge.) Maudie Ates, Sherryl Griffin and Leroy Sanders were the students who had filed the lawsuit to integrate all university residence halls.