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Local Civil Rights Hero Overton Dies
Activist helped desegregate Austin's schools
"...Whenever Volma Overton tested the boundaries of segregation at Austin restaurants..."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Richard Overton Gets a Heartfelt Send-off
Austin's oldest man, America's oldest World War II vet laid to rest at Texas State Cemetery
"...Austin, Texas, the nation, and the world sent Richard Overton on ahead. The East Austin icon, America's oldest man..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Life and Times of Gus Garcia
City Council Member Gus Garcia retires after more than 30 years of public service
"...three years of effort led by local NAACP president Volma Overton, dating back prior to the Civil Rights Act..."

June 2, 2000 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

On the Ground at Austin’s First-Ever African American Genealogy Conference
A community considers its roots
"...The most visceral comments I heard were from Volma Overton Jr., the namesake of the notable civil rights..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Kahron Spearman

Naked City
Off the Desk :
"...of local civil rights pioneer and 20-year NAACP head Volma Overton has been penned in a new Eakin Press..."

Feb. 20, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Perez Elementary and Oak Springs principal Gilbert Hicks to Overton Elementary will likely raise an eyebrow or two. (Cook..."

March 3, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...downtown from the Klan rally, Austin civil rights leader Volma Overton was laid to rest almost simultaneously. Overton was..."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Feature

Postscripts
Looking at Clarke
"...reads William Joyce, author of Dinosaur Bob, among other titles...Volma Overton, president emeritus of the Austin branch of the..."

March 13, 1998 Books Column by Clay Smith

Blue Lines to White Sheets
Top 10 local stories
"...civil rights pioneers Dorothy Turner (April 6, age 69), Volma Overton (Oct. 31, age 81), and Hazel Falke-Obey (Dec...."

Jan. 6, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...• Longtime Austin civil rights activist Volma Overton, 81, died Monday after a long illness. Overton..."

Nov. 4, 2005 News Feature

Conference Correction
"...Chair and professor, Dr. Beulah A. Jones, and Mr. Volma Overton, Jr. If we were all white - the..."

Oct. 6, 2020 Postmarks

David Van Os on Single-Member Districts
Texas attorney on the history of the "gentlemen’s agreement"
"...1948, a young African-American veteran by the name of Volma Overton refused to move to the back of a..."

Feb. 28, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Top 10s
2005's biggest City Council moments; ten ways to convince AMD not to move to Lantana; top 10 drug war stories; and more

Jan. 6, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from around the world
"...Raza; Nashville sit-in organizer Diane Nash; and Austin activists Volma Overton and Ada Anderson. Other events require registration ($120)..."

March 19, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Postmarks
"...Volma R. Overton..."

Dec. 12, 1997 Column

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