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Looking Back: 50 Years after the UT Tower Shooting

Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 pm, Austin History Center

  • The Austin History Center invites you to the opening of its newest exhibit “Looking Back: 50 Years After the UT Tower Shooting” on Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 pm. To open the exhibit the Center will host the launch of a new book looking back at this tragedy, Texas Tower Sniper: America’s First Campus Active Shooter by Monte Akers, Nathan Akers, and Dr. Roger Friedman. The three authors will talk about why they decided to write the book, why the event still resonates with Austin, issues that the book addresses or debunks, and then close with the psychology of mass killings and how trauma affects society. A book signing will follow the program and light refreshments will be served. 


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