The Texas African American History Memorial was unveiled Saturday morning at the South Grounds of the Texas State Capitol, culminating a 20-year-long journey since the project was approved by the Texas Legislature.
Church hymns and angry shouts intermingled in front of the Texas Capitol on Saturday afternoon, as the unveiling of the Texas African American History Memorial statue was celebrated at the same time as a White Lives Matter rally was held 200 feet away.
The voice of student support for affirmative action is growing louder as the Senate of College Councils introduced a joint resolution with the Graduate Student Assembly in support of the University’s holistic admission policy this week.
The defense attorney for Meechaiel Criner, the 18-year-old charged with the murder of UT dance freshman Haruka Weiser in April, said he is waiting for DNA results that have been delayed by the Austin Police Department’s DNA lab backlog.
The Revolutionary Student Front, a self-described anti-fascist organization, marched Thursday in protest of three of the group’s allies being arrested last month for attempting to remove a Celtic cross spray-painted on the Blanton Art Museum.