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Behold the People

Behold the People: R. C. Hickman's Photographs of Black Dallas
Now on Display at the Briscoe Center

Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 2
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m, Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m (SEE EXCEPTIONS)

In honor of Black History Month, the center's Exhibition Hall is showcasing the work of photographer R. C. Hickman (1918–2007). A companion exhibit is also on display at Dallas City Hall. Honing his craft as an army photographer during World War II, Hickman produced thousands of images that documented life in the African American community of Dallas, Texas during the 1950s. The exhibits commemorate the centenary of Hickman's birth and also the 25th anniversary of the Briscoe Center's book Behold the People: R. C. Hickman's Photographs of Black Dallas, 1949–1961. Hickman's photographic archive is housed at the Briscoe Center.

 
Weatherby Map Collection

Highlights from the Weatherby Map Collection
Now on Display at the Briscoe Center

Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 2
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m, Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m (SEE EXCEPTIONS)

View some of the finest examples from the late T. Karman Weatherby's collection of more than 4,000 maps, engravings, and related materials, donated to the Briscoe Center by his family in 2013 and now available to researchers. The selections here show visual evidence of changing national borders and state boundaries in the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries and the growth of Texas through the Republic era and into statehood. These examples vividly illustrate ways in which nations and states viewed themselves geographically and across time, and how mapmakers and publishers chose to communicate a sense of place and population.