Texas A&M University School of Law Dee J. Kelly Law Library, with Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Chairperson Sara Vargas, celebrates Black history with a display featuring the front pages of historical newspapers. Print materials, highlighting important milestones in African American legal history, are also displayed.
Some highlights include:
- Images of the Plessy v. Ferguson Justices
- The NYT front page on Brown v. Board of Education
- A duplication of the Norman Rockwell Ruby Bridges “The Problem We All Live With” painting and
- The NYT front page article on the Civil Rights March on Washington
The historical newspaper covers were found using Texas A&M historical newspaper databases, and the books are from the Dee J. Kelly Law Library collection.
The display will be available throughout February; and, on Monday, February 4, Sara Vargas will be available to discuss her vision, how the images were chosen and other BLSA motivations for creating the display.