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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Symposia represented in this collection:

Subjects

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sweatt (Heman) Symposium
Title: Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights Collection
Dates: 1987-1999
Abstract: Audio and video material from the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights, established at the University of Texas at Austin as a way to address racial issues facing African-Americans in the community and legal system.
Extent: 2 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights at the University of Texas at Austin started in 1987 as a way to address racial issues facing African-Americans in the community and legal system. Each year brings a new topic and new guest speaker, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, attorney Johnnie Cochran, and poet Nikki Giovanni.

The event is named after Heman Sweatt, the first African American admitted into the UT Law School. After applying to the University of Texas Law School in 1946 and having been denied admission on the basis of race, Mr. Sweatt and the NAACP sued the University in the landmark case, Sweatt vs. Painter. In 1950, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that separate law school facilities could not provide a legal education equal to that available at UT, making the case one of the first to challenge the “separate but equal” doctrine.

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Scope and Contents

Videocassettes, audiocassettes, and 7” audio reels compose the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights Collection. Each symposium discusses topics relevant to today’s society, dealing primarily with the African-American culture as it is represented within the local community and the national and state legal systems.

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Symposia represented in this collection:

1st – Inaugural Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights, April 9-10, 1987
3rd – The African-American Experience: The Paradox of Civil Rights, with guests William J. Wilson and Ray Marshall, March 30-31, 1989
4th - Multiculturalism: Different Cultures Sharing Common Ground, with guests Dr. Samuel D. Proctor and Betty Sue Flowers, March 29-30, 1990
6th - A Sense of Origins – The African Global Presence, with guests Joseph E. Harris, Howard Dodson, Jr., Olly Wilson, and Deborah L. Mack, April 2-3, 1992
7th - Beyond Kente: A Cultural Continuum from Ghana to Texas, with guests: Kofi Awoonor, Randall Robinson, and The Ghana National Dance Ensemble, March 24-25, 1993
9th - Civil Rights Revisited, with guest Rev. Jesse Jackson, April 19, 1995
10th - A Celebration of African American Music: Songs from the Soul in the Struggle for Justice, with guest Barbara Conrad, April 26, 1996
12th - From Sweatt to Hopwood to Success: Solutions for Creating a Diverse University, with guest Wilhelmina Delco, April 16-17, 1998
13th - The Role of Art and Artists in the Struggle A Retrospective Look at Civil Rights in the 20th Century, with guest Nikki Giovanni, April 12-16, 1999

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Subjects

Conrad, Barbara.
Jackson, Jesse.
Sweatt, Heman.
Austin (Tex.)
Afro-Americans -- Civil rights.
Civil Rights -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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4Zc213 Inaugural Symposium, April 9-10, 1987
Videocassettes, April 9-10, 1987
1st Day, April 9, 1987 (Tape 1 of 3)
1st Day, April 9, 1987 (Tape 2 of 3)
1st Day, April 9, 1987 (Tape 3 of 3)
2nd Day, April 10, 1987 (Tape 1 of 2)
2nd Day, April 10, 1987 (Tape 2 of 2)
Edit Master, April 9-10, 1987 (Tape 1 of 3)
Edit Master, April 9-10, 1987 (Tape 2 of 3)
Edit Master, April 9-10, 1987 (Tape 3 of 3)
Symposium, April 9-10, 1987 (Tape 1 of 3, Copy 1 of 5)
Symposium, April 9-10, 1987 (Tape 2 of 3, Copy 1 of 5)
Symposium, April 9-10, 1987 (Tape 3 of 3, Copy 1 of 5)
Symposium, April 9-10, 1987 (Tape 1 of 3, Copy 2 of 5)
Symposium, April 9-10, 1987 (Tape 2 of 3, Copy 2 of 5)
Symposium, April 9-10, 1987 (Tape 3 of 3, Copy 2 of 5)
Symposium, April 9-10, 1987 (Tape 1 of 3, Copy 3 of 5)
Symposium, April 9-10, 1987 (Tape 2 of 3, Copy 3 of 5)
Symposium, April 9-10, 1987 (Tape 3 of 3, Copy 3 of 5)
Symposium, April 9-10, 1987 (Tape 1 of 3, Copy 4 of 5)
Symposium, April 9-10, 1987 (Tape 2 of 3, Copy 4 of 5)
Symposium, April 9-10, 1987 (Tape 3 of 3, Copy 4 of 5)
Symposium, April 9-10, 1987 (Tape 1 of 3, Copy 5 of 5)
Symposium, April 9-10, 1987 (Tape 2 of 3, Copy 5 of 5)
Symposium, April 9-10, 1987 (Tape 3 of 3, Copy 5 of 5)
7” audio reels, April 9-10, 1987
1st Day: Side 1 – Part 1, Side 2 – Part 3, April 9, 1987
1st Day: Side 1 – Part 2, Side 2 – Part 4, April 9, 1987
1st Day: Side 1 – Part 5 (conclusion), Side 2 – Blank, April 9, 1987
2nd Day: Side 1 – Part 1, Side 2 – Part 3, April 10, 1987
2nd Day: Side 1 – Part 2, Side 2 – Part 4, April 10, 1987
2nd Day: Side 1 – Part 5, Side 2 – Blank, April 10, 1987
3rd Annual Symposium videocassettes, March 30-31, 1989
Law School Auditorium, First 2 hrs, Master #1, March 30, 1989
Law School Auditorium, Last 30 mins, Master #2, March 30, 1989
Bass Lecture Hall, 2 hrs, Master, March 31, 1989
Flawn Lecture Hall, 2 hrs, Master, March 31, 1989
Law School Courtroom, 2 hrs, Master, March 31, 1989
Law School Auditorium, First 2 hrs, March 30, 1989 (Tape 1 of 2, Copy 1 of 2)
Law School Auditorium, Last 30 mins, March 30, 1989 (Tape 2 of 2, Copy 1 of 2)
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4Zc214 Law School Auditorium, First 2 hrs, March 30, 1989 (Tape 1 of 2, Copy 2 of 2)
Law School Auditorium, Last 30 mins, March 30, 1989 (Tape 2 of 2, Copy 2 of 2)
Bass Lecture Hall, 2 hrs, March 31, 1989
Flawn Lecture Hall, 2 hrs, March 31, 1989 (Copy 1 of 2)
Flawn Lecture Hall, 2 hrs, March 31, 1989 (Copy 2 of 2)
Law School Courtroom, 2 hrs, March 31, 1989 (Copy 1 of 2)
Law School Courtroom, 2 hrs, March 31, 1989 (Copy 2 of 2)
4th Annual Symposium 7” audio reels from LBJ Auditorium, March 29, 1990
Side 1 – Part 1, Side 2 – Part 3, March 29, 1990
Side 1 – Part 2, Side 2 – Part 4, March 29, 1990 (Copy 1 of 4)
Side 1 – Part 2, Side 2 – Part 4, March 29, 1990 (Copy 2 of 4)
Side 1 – Part 2, Side 2 – Part 4, March 29, 1990 (Copy 3 of 4)
Side 1 – Part 2, Side 2 – Part 4, March 29, 1990 (Copy 4 of 4)
6th Annual Symposium audiocassettes, [April 2-3], 1992
Sweatt #1, [April 2-3], 1992 [Cassette is missing, although holder is not.]
Sweatt #1 cont., [April 2-3], 1992
Sweatt #2, [April 2-3] 1992
Sweatt #3, [April 2-3], 1992
7th Annual Symposium 7” audio reels, March 24, 1993
Parts 1 and 3, March 24, 1993
Parts 2 and 4, March 24, 1993
Parts 5 and 7, March 24, 1993
9th Annual Symposium videocassette of keynote address by Rev. Jesse Jackson, [April 19, 1995]
9th Annual Symposium videocassette of keynote address by Rev. Jesse Jackson, 10th Annual Symposium videocassettes, [April 26, 1996]
A Celebration of African American Music: “Songs from the Soul in the Struggle for Justice” featuring Barbara Conrad, [April 26, 1996]
Sweatt Symposium featuring Barbara Conrad, [April 26, 1996]
12th Annual Symposium videocassette, April 17, 1998
13th Annual Symposium videocassette of “The Struggle: Hip Hop Culture and Rap Music”, Original Master, 12 m., 38 s., April 14, 1999

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