Drivers on Texas Tech University's campus have all encountered them. Some drive right through, hoping to not get caught. Some give a friendly smile and reciprocate a guns up. Whether you love them or hate them, the entry booths to the Texas Tech campus are there for an important reason.
Lance Rampy, events and guest relations manager for Texas Tech’s Transportation and Parking Services, said the purpose of the entry stations and their attendants is to keep the campus safe.
1960s desegregation in the Deep South was a tense situation. In 1963, Alabama Governor George Wallace made his “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door,” trying to prevent black students registering for classes at the University of Alabama, and it became a highly publicized and iconic incident of the Civil Rights era and southern desegregations.
An old Irish legend says that if you kiss the Blarney Stone, you are granted the gift of blarney - what 19th century Irish politician John O'Connor Power calls "something more than mere flattery. It is flattery sweetened by humour and flavoured by wit."
On February 11, 1926, black historian, journalist and author Carter G. Woodson declared the second week of February - a week that included both Abraham Lincoln's birthday on the 12th and Frederick Douglass' on the 14th - to be Negro History Week.
Karlos Hill, an assistant professor of history at Texas Tech, said Woodson felt that black history was going unrecognized, and sought to change that.