Education: 25 Years to Go

To avoid sitting next to a Negro in a classroom, Texans are willing to spend $3,500,000. That fact was proved and priced last week, when Texas opened the doors of a new state university on the outskirts of Houston. The Texas State University for Negroes occupies a block-long modernistic limestone building, still under construction. More than 2,000 students are enrolled, but the man who was responsible for the whole thing is not among them.

He is Heman Marion Sweatt, a studious mail-carrier, who was refused admission to the University of Texas law school at Austin because of his race (TIME, March 11,...

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