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Harriet Murphy

At a civil rights protest at The University of Texas at Austin in the late 1960’s, Harriet Murphy, UT Law School class of ’69, remembered holding a sign stating ‘Put the black man in the history books.’ Murphy, who went on to serve on the City of Austin Municipal Court… read more 

Precursor Stories: Haywood and Alexander

Norcell Haywood: This is Our University Norcell Haywood and his friends Robert Norwood, John Hargis, and Marion Ford were among the first African Americans admitted to The University of Texas in 1954, but they weren’t allowed to attend until more than a year later. “There were no other colleges in… read more 

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