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Collection Details


Collection Name: Sweatt v. Painter: Archival and Textual Sources
Repository Name: University of Denver. College of Law [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
URL: http://www.law.du.edu/russell/lh/sweatt/
Material Formats: [4 documents with text]
Dates Spanned: 1986-1996
Description: In 1946, with the support of the NAACP, Heman Marion Sweatt applied for admission to The University of Texas School of Law. The University registrar rejected his application because Sweatt was an African American and UT was a segregated institution. Sweatt, with NAACP counsel, sued. Although Sweatt lost in state court, the United States Supreme Court in 1950 ordered the integration of The University of Texas School of Law and also The University's Graduate School.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 4
Interviews: [4 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Law; Ethnic groups; Education
ASP Subjects: Actions and defenses; African Americans--Segregation--Texas; Austin, TX; Law schools--Admission; Oral history; Segregation in education--Texas; Texas; U.S. Supreme Court; United States; University of Texas, Austin, TX
Collection Code: OHC0002644