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On September 20th, co-authors Dr. Frederick Gooding Jr. ( Dr. G), Dr. Sylviane Ngandu- Kalenga Greensword, and Marcellis R. Perkins will be joined by numerous TCU special guest alum to discuss the writing of A History to Remember: TCU in Purple, White, and Black. A story that is 150 years in the making, come listen to a History to Remember.




The program will include: 

6 p.m. Jazz Receptionby JT3

7 p.m.  Special Guest Panel

  • Ronald Hurdle '71
  • Zoranna Jones '98
  • Aundrea Matthews '92
  • Leon Reed '01
  • Trustee LaDainian "LT" Tomlinson '00

8 p.m. Book Signing with Closing Jazz Reception lead by Jermone Smith


Book Description: 

The first of its kind, this book chronicles and contextualizes the underexplored history of African American memory at TCU. It focuses specifically on the understudied role of Black Americans within TCU lore from many perspectives: students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni. TCU in Purple, White, and Black explores the academic, athletic, artistic, and cultural impact of a group of people that was not formally included in the university for nearly the first century of its existence and is an honest look at the history of segregation, integration, and inclusion of Black Americans at TCU. Anyone interested in race relations, the function of memory, and North Texas history will find the text and its layered analytical approach appealing.

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