Department of Religious Studies

A Different Kind of Campus Tour

Mon, April 22, 2019
A Different Kind of Campus Tour
Anti-apartheid protesters on the UT’s South Mall asking University to divest financial holdings in South Africa, 1984, UT Texas Student Publications, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
For nearly two decades, Edmund T. Gordon, UT Austin’s Vice Provost for Diversity and founding chairman emeritus of the Department of African & African Diaspora Studies, has led a walking tour that educates participants on the dynamics of race, gender and space on campus, as well as the racial geography of Austin and the university. 

With the newly launched digital Racial Geography Tour, Gordon’s walking tour has been converted into a 17-stop digital teaching tool, with more than 2 hours of 360º video and supplemental essays, archival photos and videos. Online visitors can access the campus experience from anywhere in the world, or set out on their own walking tour on the Forty Acres with their mobile device and Gordon as their virtual guide. 

Learn about how post Civil War and Reconstruction ideas about race and gender are built into the architecture, landscape and layout of the UT Austin campus.
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