Crossing Paths: TCU and Jarvis College Student Exchange

In 1968, Jarvis Christian College, a historically Black college, and Texas Christian University initiated a groundbreaking student exchange program aimed at fostering racial integration and understanding. 

The Skiff
The Skiff, October 25, 1968
Ford Johnson

Ford Johnson

Ford Johnson is a junior majoring in strategy communications, with a minor of business. He enjoys voice acting and learning about Texas History and U.S. History

Ralston Miller

Ralston Miller

Ralston Miller is from Weatherford, Texas and is currently deep diving into a history focused degree. But, his academic journey isn’t just about the past; it’s also fueled by his fascination with sports history, where he explores the rich tapestry of how sports have shaped cultures and societies over time. 


Kirkpatrick, Frederick Douglass and Jimmy Collier. “Everybody’s Got a Right to Live” Folkways Records, 1969.

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – the Future of Integration.” Speech at UW-Madison November 23, 1965. Uploaded to YouTube by Sarah McGovern August 15, 2015. Accessed November 24, 2023.

Spence, Trisha. “TCU, Jarvis Christian Student Swap Broadened PerspectivesTCU Magazine (Spring 2021).

For Further Reading

Gooding, Frederick W., Sylviane Ngandu-Kalenga Greensword and Marcellis Perkins, A History to Remember TCU in Purple, White, and Black (Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2023).

Ladino, Robyn Duff. Desegregating Texas Schools: Eisenhower, Shivers, and the Crisis at Mansfield High (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996).

Shabazz, Amilcar. Advancing Democracy: African Americans and the Struggle for Access and Equity in Higher Education in Texas (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004).

Meet our Expert

Cecilia N. Sanchez Hill, who is a PhD candidate here in the History department and is writing her dissertation on Texas education and Mexicano populations showcasing her profound commitment to illuminating their historical narrative. She has been involved in CRES here at TCU from its beginnings.