Archive for: civil rights


UT’s Stephen Russell Is Advancing LGBT Student Civil Rights

“Please choose one of the following: male, female, unknown.” It’s a variation of a question everyone has come across at some point in their lives while filling...


Civil Rights Leader Andrew Young Captivates at UT

Ever wonder what Martin Luther King, Jr. was really like behind closed doors? Former congressman, mayor of Atlanta, and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young would be the...


Texas Loses a Trailblazer: John Chase Dies

John Chase’s parents studied education in college. But when they applied to teaching jobs, they were always turned away because of their race. So Chase’s...


UT Celebrates Jackie Robinson’s Legacy

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 wasn’t the first great stride for equality in America. In 1947, despite unanimous votes from fifteen Major League Baseball team owners...


Lost Boys: UT Panel Explores Crisis of Race & Gender [Watch]

Nearly half of young men of color age 15 to 24 who graduate from high school are unemployed, incarcerated, or dead. That sobering statistic (from a 2010 College...


How the MLK Statue Came to the East Mall

In September 1999, a bronze statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. was unveiled on the East Mall. Created by a husband-and-wife team, Jeffrey Varilla and Anna Koh-Varilla...

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