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Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation: Central Texas & Austin History

Austin Community College's Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center planning activities, including the groundbreaking oral histories project, is sponsored by the American Association of Colleges and Universities.

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ACC TRHT was established thanks to generous support from the American Association of Colleges and Universities, and continuing support from Kellogg Foundation, Newman's Own Foundation and Papa John's Foundation. 

Words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality."  Excerpts from Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1964).

Using Resources in This Guide

Some resources are publicly available online.  Others are available through database subscriptions from local libraries. The Austin American-Statesman and JSTOR databases, for instance, are available at Austin Community College Libraries and at the Austin Public Library. For remote access, a library card or ACCeID is required.

Many local libraries also provide access to research databases through the TexShare databases.  Community members may use Austin Community College libraries as guests.  Please see FAQs for ACC Library Guests and Visitors for more information. 

Other resources may require a visit to historical societies or other repositories for more information.  As much as possible, the committee has tried to provide free online access to information resources collected.

The TexShare CARD is a statewide library card that lets you borrow books and other physical materials from more than 500 libraries across the state. If you are registered patron at participating library, you may request a TexShare Card from your home library. FAQs - ACC Libary Guest/Visitor - Texshare covers using TexShare cards at Austin Community College libraries.


This resource guide is the work of a team of people with different skill sets, knowledge, and experience, whose combined strengths and commitment have driven the work.
The team included Teresa Ashley, Arnold Bellow, Dr. Kelly Crook, Loretta Edelen, Dr. Stephanie Hawley, Patricia Scott, Jennifer Steverson, Martha Ward, and Zenobia Joseph, with additional support from Skye Howell, Ursula Pike, Nichole Prescott, the Austin History Center staff, and area librarians and historians. 

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