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From an Emergency University to a First-class Institution

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Monday, Oct 28, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
Landes AuditoriumMap Location


Join us as we honor Merline Pitre, co-winner of the 2019 Summerlee Book Prize from the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast at Lamar University. Dr. Pitre’s Born to Serve: A History of Texas Southern University, situates the institutional development of TSU against the backdrop of a longer history of African American higher education since Reconstruction. A Professor of History at Texas Southern University, Dr. Pitre is a former President of the Texas State Historical Association.