Texas Day by Day
On this day in Texas history…
Austin African-American colleges merge
October 24th, 1952
On this day in 1952, two historically black Austin institutions of higher education, Samuel Huston College and Tillotson College, merged to form Huston-Tillotson College. Tillotson College had opened its doors in 1881, and Samuel Huston College in 1900. Huston-Tillotson College is a coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences, operated jointly under the auspices of the American Missionary Association of the United Church of Christ and the Board of Education of the United Methodist Church. The school officially changed its name to Huston-Tillotson University on February 28, 2005.