History

The White Stuff

Feb 12, 2015 By Michael Ennis

The secret history of cotton, the crop that transformed the global economy—and kept Texans in poverty for generations.

Does “Selma” Get LBJ Wrong?

Jan 8, 2015 By dan solomon

The Golden Globe-nominated film about the Civil Rights Movement is the subject of some unexpected controversy regarding its depiction of the relationship between Martin Luther King and President Lyndon Johnson.

Race and Relations

Jun 5, 2014 By Michael Ennis

Journalist Chris Tomlinson delves into the parallel histories of two Texas families with the same last name—one black, one white.