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Statement of the Ruthe Winegarten Foundation

Posted July 24, 2020 to News

The murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 sparked something in us all. It’s not that police brutality is something new. It isn’t. History shows that this is not an isolated case. It doesn’t just happen in Minneapolis—it happens in Texas, too. Historical evidence of police brutality, excessive use of force and deaths of African American, Latino, and Indigenous people is older than Texas. What is different is two-fold: we see it now because of videos and social media. And because of quarantine due to the pandemic, we have more time to watch and to respond.

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Our mission is to carry on Ruthe Winegarten’s legacy, to encourage the study of women in Texas history, and to foster independent scholarship in Texas women’s history. We address this mission not only through this website, but also by collaborating with like-minded individuals and organizations and by offering an annual research fellowship.

We are standing on the shoulders of women in the past and passing the torch to future generations. Are you WITH us?