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Dia De Los Muertos Ofrenda/Altar for DeWitt Carter Reddick & Horacio Sanchez Valderas—2022

The ofrenda /altar is a collaboration between artists Kim Bisho & Luis Valderas and was installed for the 45th Annal Dia de los Muertos Celebration at Centro Cultural Aztlan. #diadelosmuertos, #Sanantoniomuertofest, #muertofest, #getcreativesa

DeWitt Reddick Phd. 1903—1980 was the second journalism doctorate in the United States, founded the School of Communications at the Unversity of Texas -Austin and wrote the first book textbook on journalism in public schools in the United States.

REDDICK, DEWITT CARTER (1904–1980).DeWitt Carter Reddick, journalism professor, was born in Savannah, Georgia, on July 30, 1904, the son of Walter Newton and Frances (Westermann) Reddick. With his brother, mother, and maternal grandmother he moved to Fort Worth in the spring of 1905. The family faced many hardships, and both boys began working at the age of five. Their grandmother and mother died within a year of each other, and the two boys essentially supported themselves and put themselves through college. Reddick earned a B.J. from the University of Texas in 1925, a master's degree in government in 1928, and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 1939. From 1924 to 1926 he was a reporter on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Austin American (seeAUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN), and from 1927 to 1931 he was a part-time correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor. He became an instructor in journalism at the University of Texas in 1927 and, among many other titles, was associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 1956–59; director of the School of Journalism, 1959–64; director of the School of Communication, 1965–67; and dean of the College of Communication, 1967–69. He was made professor of journalism in 1970 and retired as professor emeritus in 1975. He also held teaching and administrative positions at Columbia Graduate School, the University of Tennessee, and Austin College. He was director and founder of the Interscholastic League Press Conference and an advisor to the educational council of National Business Publications. He was chairman of the accrediting committee of the American Council on Education for Journalism from 1962 to 1964. Reddick wrote many books, including Journalism and the School Paper (1938 and five subsequent editions), Modern Feature Writing (1949), and Industrial Editing (with Alfred Crowell, 1962). He edited Guideposts to Youth (1943) and Campus and Church (1955). He married Marjorie Alice Bryan on June 20, 1934, and they had two children. Reddick died at home on August 22, 1980.

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On August 22, 1980, Reddick died at his home at the age of 76.[17] After his death, Liz Carpenter said of Reddick that "[w]ith his magical mix of learning and humor, he took us all — so young and green and ignorant — and made us want to be reporters. Everything he touched turned to life, and he touched thousands."[17]

“That same crop of Texan alumni also cite the inspiration of DeWitt Reddick, a venerable journalism professor who edited “40 Acres,” Smith’s front-page column of jokes, news, and yes, gossip. “I don’t remember ever being censored or anything,” Smith says. “I had one joke that Mr. Reddick pointed out had been a double entendre and dirty, but I just hadn’t gotten it. I said, ‘I didn’t think of that,’ and he said, ‘You have to be more careful.’”

Type: Biography

Published: June 1, 1995

Horacio Sanchez Valderas 1909—2002 was a jack-of-all trades, WWII combat medic, mortician, salesman, auto parts dispatcher, entrepreneur.

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