Heman Marion Sweatt, a Black man, applies for admission to the University of Texas Law School. State law restricted access to the University to Whites only, and Sweatt’s application was automatically rejected because of his race. Sweatt and the NAACP would later initiate a lawsuit against the UT Law School (Sweatt v. Painter), which would reach the Supreme Court.

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