On November 2, 2022, Humanities Texas board member John Morán González received the Heman Marion Sweatt Legacy Award from The University of Texas at Austin.

González is the J. Frank Dobie Regents Professor of American and English Literature at UT Austin. He is former director of the Center for Mexican American Studies and acting director of the Plan II Honors Program. In addition, he is a founding member of Refusing to Forget, a public history project dedicated to critically memorializing state violence in the Texas-Mexico borderlands that has received awards from the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the Western Historical Association.

Each year since 1986, UT Austin has held the Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights to explore past and present issues impacting historically underserved communities in the United States. For the first time, this year the UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement honored faculty and staff along with students for leading campus and/or community civil rights efforts.

Humanities Texas congratulates Dr. González and thanks him for serving on our board of directors.

(From l to r:) LaToya Smith, vice president for diversity and community engagement (UT Austin); John Morán González; and Devin Walker, director of Global Leadership and Social Impact and the Heman Sweatt Center for Black Males (UT Austin).