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Texas



  • Debates over Race, History and Values Roil Texas A&M as Campus Diversifies

    Texas A&M's mostly white and conservative alumni network supports campus traditions that clash with the values of the school's increasingly diverse students today, highlighted in protests to remove a statue of a former university president who participated in massacres of Black soliders as a Confederate, violently purged Native people as a Texas Ranger, and presided over the violent aftermath of Reconstruction as Governor.



  • 96 Minutes

    An oral history by witnesses and survivors of Charles Whitman's mass shooting at the University of Texas on August 1, 1966. 



  • Growing Up with Juneteenth

    by Annette Gordon-Reed

    "I... did not know, as a child, how intensely African-Americans had fought to keep alive the memory of Juneteenth—to commemorate our ancestors’ struggles and their hopes, and to link them to our own."



  • Dallas Awarded $50,000 to Preserve Civil Rights History

    "This funding from our country’s National Park Service will certainly jump start efforts to educate our community about the Hall of Negro Life, and it is a direct recommendation of the Task Force that examined how we tell our history," said Council Member Adam Bazaldua.



  • Voter Restrictions Have Deep History in Texas

    by Laurie B. Green

    Texas’ speedy ratification of the 19th Amendment represents a beacon for women’s political power in the U.S., but a critical assessment of the process it took to win it tells us far more about today’s political atmosphere and cautions us to compare the marketing of voting rights laws with their actual implications.