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Mr. John Silber Obituary
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October 2, 2012
October 1, 2012
My condolences to Dr. Silbur's family. I wanted to share with you how he impacted my life. Over 40 years ago I was in Dr. Silbur's required Philosophy course for Plan II majors at the University of Texas. As part of the course we were all required to participate in a project of our choosing in the poorer neighborhoods. This endeavor was termed the "Slum Project" by the students. My team of 4 chose to register poor (predominately black) voters in Houston's notorious Third Ward. As we trudged door to door we began to see the world in a whole different way. So many had so much less. So many blacks had never voted because it was just too hard in those days. Their eyes would light up as we helped them fill out their registration card and explained the voting process that would let them finally participate in our democracy. I don't remember much of anything about Kant but I will never forget the Slum Project. It changed my view of the world and has impacted my adult life to this day. How lucky I was to be in that class. Throughout my adult life I have read news clippings of Dr. Silbur's successes and have been reminded of my good fortune to have had that one class. Clearly he was a man who touched many, many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Paula Archer UT '70
October 1, 2012
My sincere sympathies to John Silber's Family. I had the honor to place his name in nomination at the 1990 Democratic State Convention. He was a dear friend and the most brilliant man I have known in my life.
October 1, 2012
My condolences to Dr. Silber's family.A truly great man. I am proud to have supported him for governor in 1990. RIP.
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