Tag Archives: Texas History

Bob Feldman : Texas Civil Rights Movement Wins Big Victories, 1954-1973

White and African American students from Austin area colleges sit in at a segregated lunch counter on Congress Avenue in Austin, April 1960 as part of a concerted effort to integrate lunch counters. Image from Austin History Center. The hidden … finish reading Bob Feldman : Texas Civil Rights Movement Wins Big Victories, 1954-1973

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Bob Feldman : Population Growth and Civil Rights Victories in Texas, 1940-1953

Herman Sweatt was the first African American to attend the University of Texas after a 1950 Supreme Court decision. Photo courtesy of UT Press / Daily Texan. The hidden history of Texas Part 12: 1940-1953/2 — Population growth and some … finish reading Bob Feldman : Population Growth and Civil Rights Victories in Texas, 1940-1953

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Bob Feldman : Union Growth in Texas Followed by Crackdown, 1940-1953

After a 1953 CIO-led strike in Port Arthur, Texas Gov. Allan Shivers, here shown addressing a campaign rally in Austin, led a move to make membership in the Communist Party illegal. Image from AlternativeHistory.com.The hidden history of Texas Part 12: … finish reading Bob Feldman : Union Growth in Texas Followed by Crackdown, 1940-1953

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Bob Feldman : Labor Unions and the Communist Party Are Active in Texas, 1930-1940

Emma Tenayuca, leader of the pecan shellers’ strike at the age of 21, stands on the steps of San Antonio’s City Hall in 1938. Tenayuca was also active in the Communist Party in Texas. Image from the Institute of Texan … finish reading Bob Feldman : Labor Unions and the Communist Party Are Active in Texas, 1930-1940

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Bob Feldman : The Rise of the Texas ‘Big Rich,’ 1930-1940

Charles Marsh, owner of the Austin American and Austin Statesman (later merged as the Austin American-Statesman), also made big money in the oil business. Image from the Public Welfare Foundation.The hidden history of Texas Part 11: 1930-1940/2 — The rise … finish reading Bob Feldman : The Rise of the Texas ‘Big Rich,’ 1930-1940

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Bob Feldman : Texas During the Great Depression, 1930-1940

Jobless men picket at San Antonio City Hall, c. 1932. Image from the San Antonio Light Collection, UT Institute of Texan Cultures.The hidden history of Texas Part 11: 1930-1940/1 — Economic survival difficult during Great Depression By Bob Feldman | … finish reading Bob Feldman : Texas During the Great Depression, 1930-1940

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Bob Feldman : Race, Unions, and the Booming Texas Oil Business, 1920-1930

Burkburnett oil field, Burkburnett, Texas, circa 1920. Image from Texas in the 1920s.The hidden history of Texas Part 10: 1920-1930/2 — Race, exploitation of workers, and the booming oil business By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | December 27, … finish reading Bob Feldman : Race, Unions, and the Booming Texas Oil Business, 1920-1930

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Bob Feldman : The Rise of the Klan in Texas, 1920-1930

Flyer for “Ku Klux Klan Day,” October 24, 1923. Image from The Portal to Texas History.The hidden history of Texas Part 10: 1920-1930/1 — The rise of the Klan in Texas By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | December … finish reading Bob Feldman : The Rise of the Klan in Texas, 1920-1930

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Jim Simons : Judge Bill Kilgarlin Was a Different Kind of Friend

Judge William Wayne Kilgarlin. Image from the Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas at Austin.Bill Kilgarlin:A different kind of friend On the Texas Supreme Court he showed his values and commitments had not changed and Texas was better for it. … finish reading Jim Simons : Judge Bill Kilgarlin Was a Different Kind of Friend

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Storied Texas Civil Rights Attorney David Richards

Texas civil rights lawyer David Richards in the KOOP studios in Austin, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. Photo by Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog. Inset below: Richards, right, with Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer. Photo by Tracey Schulz / Rag … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Storied Texas Civil Rights Attorney David Richards

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Lamar W. Hankins : German Freethinkers and the Massacre at the Nueces

A number of German Freethinking Unionists were hung after the massacre at the Nueces River in the Texas Hill Country. Graphic from Thoughts, Essays, and Musings on the Civil War. Inset image below: Treu der Union monument at Comfort, Texas. … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : German Freethinkers and the Massacre at the Nueces

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Maria Elena Martinez and Luz Bazan Gutierrez on ‘La Raza Unida’ and Beyond

Maria Elena Martinez, left, and Luz Bazan Gutierrez in studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas, Friday, July 6, 2012. Photo by Allan Campbell / The Rag Blog.Rag Radio:Maria Elena Martinez and Luz Bazan Gutierrezon the historic legacy of La Raza … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Maria Elena Martinez and Luz Bazan Gutierrez on ‘La Raza Unida’ and Beyond

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