Contextualization and Commemoration Initiative (CCI) guides the design and construction of new commemorative initiatives on UT’s campus. The CCI supports these initiatives through research. We share this knowledge through an ongoing speakers’ series, the elaboration of curricular materials, and this website 

Our Initiatives

Sweatt v. Painter Gallery and Entry

Precursors – We are Texas East Mall

Researching Our Pasts

This month in UT History

July: Public Art on Campus

This month in UT History explores some of the art work on campus placed by Landmarks — UT’s public art program.

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Speaker Series: Ruth J. Simmons

Watch video of Dr. Ruth J. Simmons’ May 2 talk, “Examining University History.”

Speaker Series: Dwonna Goldstone

Watch video of Dr. Goldstone’s April 21 talk, “The ‘Last’ Vestige of Segregation at UT: Desegregating the Dormitories.”

Speaker Series: Tara Dudley

Watch video of Dr. Dudley’s April 1 talk, “Laying the Foundation: Black Constructors of Austin and The University of Texas.”

Speaker Series: Jeff Jackson

Watch video of Dr. Jackson’s March 10 talk, “Black Power at Ole Miss, 1848-2021: Reckoning with African American History and Achievement at a Southern Public University.”

Film: Painter Hall

Watch video of Dr. Ted Gordon’s short documentary, “Naming a President and a Building — Painter Hall.”