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Writer and Photographer Chronicle the People and Places Along the Sabine River by Boating Its Length

Posted on · Writer and reporter Wes Ferguson decided to better get to know a landmark he’d grown up around — East Texas’ Sabine River. To do so, he took along his friend and photographer, Jacob Croft Botter, and boated the length of the Sabine all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Their book, which chronicles the interesting people […]

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Book Revives the Work of One of the Earliest Known African-American Female Novelists

Posted on · Lillian B. Jones Horace was a Texas native who wrote the earliest published novel by a black woman from Texas. It was called “Five Generations Hence” a back-to-Africa novel published in 1916. Scholar  Karen Kossie-Chernyshev of Texas Southern University has republished an annotated version of “Five Generations Hence” and expanded on the life of Lillian Jones Horace […]