Texas, writing

Throwback Thursday: The Austin Years

I went to school in Austin, Texas. That was the city where I met a man from the Bay Area who changed my life. October 1st is when we celebrate the anniversary of our first date. Evan selected the locations for our outing and lunch. If he was trying to impress me, he succeeded. I’ve […]

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Afro-Latinos, history, Mexico, Texas

Two Families, Two Ferries to Freedom

Two families on the Texas-México border are notable for their roles in the Underground Railroad heading south of the Río Grande. The Jacksons and the Webbers have similar histories. The women were Black former slaves and the men were White. Jackson was a former slave owner who freed his slaves, including Matilda who became his […]

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