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Novel Questions Events Surrounding 1860 Dallas Fire

Posted on · Silent We Stood is a novel that considers whether Texas played a bigger part in the abolitionist movement during the 1800s than many historians believe. Author Henry Chappell’s story begins with the fire that broke out in Dallas in July of 1860. There was fear that the fires marked the start of a Texas slave […]

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Juvenile Justice, Equal Pay and The Full Menu: Wednesday’s show (March 4, 2015)

Posted on · A federal civil rights investigation into law enforcement and criminal justice in Ferguson, Missouri will be released Wednesday. A law enforcement official familiar with the report tells NPR the investigation determined blacks were disproportionately targeted by police and the justice system, leading to – or reinforcing – a lack of trust in both police and the courts. […]