An investigation is underway over a so-called "bleach bomb" attack reportedly perpetrated against an African-American student at the University of Texas at Austin. The incident echoes similar occurrences that shook the school's minority community last year and sparked campus protests.
H.T. Kealing (1860 - 1918) was a principal, teacher, writer, editor, and distinguished Methodist Episcopal layman. He was among the first generation of blacks to attend school during the Reconstruction. Kealing Junior High School in Austin was named for him.
Barbara Jordan Memorial at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport by Bruce Wolfe | This life-sized bronze sculpture commemorates Barbara Jordan (1936-1996), professor at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs and a leader of the Civil Rights movement. She was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first southern black woman elected to the U.S. Congress. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors.
Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) will render the Huston-Tillotson University Commencement Convocation address on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held on the Huston-Tillotson University athletic field, located at 900 Chicon Street.