Beto O’Rourke and Will Guzman: Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands

Mar 05, 2021

March 5th at 11am CT

Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke and Will Guzman, author of Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands, will reflect on the life and legacy of physician Lawrence Nixon, a community and civil rights leader in El Paso. In 1923, Nixon challenged the law that banned Black Americans from voting in the Democratic primary. His victory in two subsequent Supreme Court decisions paved the way for dismantling all-white primaries across the South.

This event is hosted by The LBJ School of Public Affairs, LBJ Foundation, Prairie View A&M University and El Paso Times.

This event will be hosted on Zoom. Please register in advance.

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