1912-1982Despite outstanding academic credentials, Heman Marion Sweatt, a black man, was denied admission to the University of Texas School of Law in February 1946 because of his race. In May 1946, Mr. Sweatt challenged the university's segregationist admissions policies by filing suit against T. S. Painter, the president of the University of Texas. In the 126th Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas. Supported by the NAACP Thurgood Marshall, a future United States Supreme Court Justice, argued the case of Sweatt v Painter here in the Travis County Courthouse. The trial judge ruled against Mr. Sweatt and upheld the University's policy of refusing to admit persons of color.
|Placed By||Travis County|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 620727 N 3349738|
|Decimal Degrees||30.27331667, -97.74485000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 16.399', W 97° 44.691'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 16' 23.94" N, 97° 44' 41.46" W|
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