UT Tower Shooting 50th Anniversary

photo by Jana Birchum, posted Aug. 1, 2016. #2 of 30 photos.

University of Texas at Austin President Gregory Fenves speaks with survivor Claire Wilson James before the re-dedication ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UT Tower shooting. On Aug. 1, 1966, engineering student Charles Whitman went on a shooting rampage, murdering his wife and mother before climbing the university tower and opening fire on campus. Whitman shot a pregnant Wilson James in the side, killing her unborn baby boy.


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