Ms. Machree Garrett Gibson, the first African American female president of the Texas Exes, will be honored Friday, May 4, with a Heman Marion Sweatt Legacy Award. The black tie ceremony and reception honoring Ms. Gibson is the culminating event of the 26th Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights. The event is free and open to the public but an RSVP is required: http://hemansweatt.eventbrite.com/.
Machree Garrett Gibson
The Legacy Awards were established last year as a way to honor individuals who had made significant contributions to civil rights at The University of Texas at Austin and pay tribute to Heman Marion Sweatt, the first African American admitted to The University of Texas School of Law in 1950 after a four-year legal battle which was decided by the Supreme Court.
Gibson is an attorney with a distinguished career and continued service to The University of Texas at Austin.