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The Texas Tech University Department of History is mourning the loss of our colleague, Dr. Gary Forsythe, who recently passed away. Dr. Forsythe was a member of our department for over twenty years, wherein he shared his passion for ancient history with thousands of students. He had an extraordinary career, publishing nine books and many articles, and winning numerous awards and fellowships, including an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship and a two-year fellowship at the School of Historical Study at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His obituary can be found here: https://www.sandersfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Gary-Forsythe/#!/Obituary For anyone who would like to send condolences to his family, please contact Dr. Forsythe's granddaughter, Jennifer Bushman at 6061 Shannon Ave, Ferndale, WA 98248 or gennie2397@aol.com.

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Dr. Sabrina Thomas speaks at the Truman Institute Civil Rights Symposium, July 2023.


Dr. Sabrina Thomas recently spoke at the Truman Institute Civil Rights Symposium in Washington D.C., during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9981. Signed by President Harry S. Truman in 1948, this executive order integrated the U.S. Military with the intention of ensuring "there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin."

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