Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day February 17th

February 17th in 1867, Jessie Andrews made history by becoming the first woman to graduate from the University of Texas. Not only that, but she also took on the role of the school’s first female teacher just two years later in 1888. Her determination and perseverance paved the way for future generations of women in academia and beyond.

In 1929, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) was founded in Corpus Christi, TX. This organization has been dedicated to the civil rights and advancement of Hispanic Americans for nearly a century. Through activism and advocacy, LULAC has played a crucial role in addressing the social, economic, and political issues that impact the Latinx community in Texas and beyond.