In 2016, The University of Texas at Austin (UT) will celebrate two important milestones, the 30th anniversary of the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights and the 60th anniversary of the first African-American undergraduate students to enroll at The University of Texas. These historic moments aren’t just special, they are relevant to current conversations and experiences on college campuses across the country. In 1956, the University of Texas opened its doors to nearly 90 African-American students to pursue an undergraduate degree. Members of the entering class of 1956 will be honored and celebrated across campus from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs to the Darrell K. Royal Football Stadium,September 8-10. Please find additional information on the three-day celebration on the Precursors page.