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TCU in Purple, White, and Black book cover

A History to Remember: TCU in Purple, White and Black

By Frederick W. Gooding Jr., Sylviane Ngandu-Kalenga Greensword and Marcellis R. Perkins

This book chronicles and contextualizes the history of African American memory at TCU. The first of its kind, this book explores the academic, athletic, artistic and cultural impact of a group of people that was not formally included in the university for nearly the first century of its existence.


Coming Soon

“Being in Relation: Indigenous Peoples, the Land, and Texas Christian University” (fall 2024)

“The Race & Reconciliation Initiative: The First Five Years” (spring 2025)

Call for Papers

For an edited collection on TCU’s Race & Reconciliation Initiative, to be published by TCU Press, we seek essays examining the impact of RRI over the Initiative’s five-year mandate. The goal is to share, through archival research, oral history, reflective and photographic essays, and case studies, what we have learned through this mandate and how this research can be utilized by faculty, staff, students and alumni to inform and strengthen their understanding of TCU’s history.

Essays might consider contextualizing TCU’s history with race and racism with local, state and national trends in higher education, or explore pedagogical strategies for integrating RRI into the student experience. We especially encourage submissions that highlight the underappreciated stories of Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Asian American students, faculty and staff from TCU’s past.

Please send abstracts to by Oct. 10, 2023.