Recounting History: Survivors’ Stories of the UT Tower Shooting

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016


The Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe
6:30 - 8:00PM

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided, and a Q&A session will follow the presentation. 

For more information, click here or call the Austin History Center at 512-974-7480.
On Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., a survivor of the (UT Tower) shooting, historians and producers from "Texas Standard" will gather at the AHC to discuss the impact of this oral history project, what it unearthed after many years of silence, and the importance of gathering and recording stories for the sake of education, healing and historical legacy.
KUT's Emily Donahue, who conceived the oral history project, will moderate a conversation with Laura Rice, executive producer of "Out of the Blue"; Benjamin Wright, assistant director at the University of Texas at Austin's Briscoe Center for American History; Leonard Schwartz, an Austin attorney who was a student at UT Austin when the shooting took place; and Susan Rittereiser, curator of Archives and Manuscripts, and curator of the exhibit "Looking Back: 50 Years After the UT Tower Shooting" at the AHC.
The discussion will range from the day of the shooting itself, to the experience of remembering the events of that day, to the process of trying to tell the story of what happened, and the importance of individual stories through a historical lens. The conversation will take place in the David Earl Holt Photo Gallery at the Austin History Center, where (the "Looking Back" exhibit) will be displayed.
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