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Williams, Clanton W. (Clanton Ware), 1904-1975. Memorandum from Clanton W. Williams, concerning desegregation - Page 1. September 20, 1957. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 10, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/integ/item/27/show/25.

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Williams, Clanton W. (Clanton Ware), 1904-1975. (September 20, 1957). Memorandum from Clanton W. Williams, concerning desegregation - Page 1. University of Houston Integration Records. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/integ/item/27/show/25

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Title Memorandum from Clanton W. Williams, concerning desegregation
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  • Williams, Clanton W. (Clanton Ware), 1904-1975
Date September 20, 1957
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  • Segregation in higher education--United States
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  • University of Houston
  • Williams, Clanton W. (Clanton Ware), 1904-1975
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  • memorandums
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Transcript Memo For the Record SUBJECT: Desegregation FROM: Clanton W. William* DATE: September 20, 1957 1. On September 13-14, 1951$ two Hegro youths, Walter Petteway and Lorenzo Lucas, appeared at registration seeking admission to the Downtown School. One of them, Petteway (whose nans was formerly Lee), explained to the Director of Admissions that a class in Accounting at Texas Southern University, offered at a convenient evening hour, had been discontinued. It had been learned by them that the University offered this course at the hour desired, aspersions were oast at TSU for failure to act in their behalf. 2. It was explained to them; a) that the matter of desegre gation was under serious study by our Board of Governors; b) that when a policy of integration had been established, they would doubtless read about it in the press; and c) that it was the opinion of the president that this policy would likely Involve integration at the graduate level first. 3. Director of Admissions Swiss states that his private conversation with Petteway lasted about twenty minutes, was most polite, and free of any emotional display. Petteway, as had others before him, appeared to accept the explanation in good grace. 4. talked wl i Co, V/Itii WVwt i a, m & i *v 11 jl , ftr» fetes tj their si to br*infit WF^F mr 4» slew**-- court ac1 Jobs wou] that he c should tl the Univ< »rsity, b would ha\ ?Q lliBJN L ^KF -mW* TSW ^WW ,v*»4 4* dlvid and t ill w i. ■» w w ihey Mr. George West of A. J. Folger ww mir ^0^0 am> • w*%mff3 mWMmr^mm^Spwwwtw ^w^mWmw ^w *W mm 4W^^MP w w? Ifrmm w*mm wwWmW *w ^* ♦ Re explained that the two boys had told that they 'had strong backing of NAACP ey wanted to know whether or not their hould they proceed. Mr. West replied o try to stop them. He did warn them that to a move to force desegregation upon e atmosphere were cleared for such they the Folger Company employees would be ^mW^L—WwWrwFw m\ wf WLw m WtHtnKwr. wW^mr %»iws Wmm W0 ^P wr'W wtwt ^WwtW^QFwmb ^Hf wm WM 4k9Rlmr ^WMNP Wr ^(rP W mf would be the focal point of the resulting In his conversation with Mr. West, President Williams asked whether or not Mr. West would excuse the young men from work for an appointment with the president at 9*30 a.m. on September 19 Mr. West replied that he would be glad to arrange such a meeting. r. P; Immediately thereafter President Williams called iabrit of Texas Southern University. The latter knew >ut the matter, stated that he would investigate, and .eh any information he could prior to the September 1| . He stated further that he would re-establish the id class rather than have the University of Houston i by a law suit. ■ 7. At 10 p.m. President Nabrit called President Willis and Informed him that initial circumstance which had led to the discontinuance of the Accounting class was TSU*s inability to find an accounting professor to teach the evening class. He