We Are Texas East Mall Project
The first cohort of Black undergraduates, who refer to themselves as the Precursors,
started classes in 1956.
Nathaniel “Nat” Bradford
Nathaniel “Nat” Bradford entered UT in 1963.
“Now I look at UT and think that these are absolutely the best of times, because wherever you look, there’s an opportunity that you can attack to improve the world we live in. We are a mess. We were a mess 60 years ago and we didn’t know it. Today, we are a mess and we know it.”
Photographed and interviewed on May 15, 2022 at the Moody School of Communications, UT Austin, Austin, Texas.