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The Life And Legacy Of Architect John Saunders Chase

The University of Texas at Austin

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. revisits a conversation with the late John Saunders Chase, the first African-American to enroll and graduate at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and the first African-American president of The Texas Exes.

Chase talks about being a pioneering architect in the state of Texas, serving as president of The Texas Exes, starting his own firm, and nurturing the next generation of African-American architects. 

Chase passed away on March 29, 2012. He was 87.