ERIC Number: ED195190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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Overcoming: A History of Black Integration at the University of Texas at Austin.
Duren, Almetris Marsh
The integration of the University of Texas at Austin since the 1940s is outlined, with the process reviewed from legal, social, and personal perspectives. The first chapter is devoted to the breaking down of legal barriers, beginning with the test case of Herman Sweatt in 1946 (a black man applying for admission to graduate study) and culminating with university president Logan Wilson's policy statement that the university would open its doors to black graduate and professional students only when such work was not available in black schools in the state. The second chapter details problems in the early years of integration: housing, extracurricular activities, and the community's response. Chapter three focuses on the emergence of black awareness and black power: intramural and extramural athletic participation, student group solidarity, and militancy on campus. The fourth chapter is devoted to ethnic programs and protests, and the fifth looks at the process of increasing the percentage of blacks on campus in the 1970s. The University's changing image is discussed in the last chapter, focusing on athletics, affirmative action and recruitment efforts, faculty and academics, and extracurricular activities. (MSE)
Descriptors: Activism, Affirmative Action, Athletics, Black Students, College Desegregation, College Faculty, Court Litigation, Educational History, Extracurricular Activities, Federal Regulation, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, School Community Relationship, State Universities, Student Participation
Office of Dean of Students, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Books
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Texas Austin