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Desegregation in Austin

Five Decades of Social Change: A Timeline

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Harry Akins, owner of the Night Hawk Restaurant, is “instrumental in the desegregation of most of Austin’s major restaurants.” [AF-Segregation-Public Schools-S1700 (2)-1950s; The Austin American, “Akins Opposes Hasty Actions,” October 02, 1953]