Posts Tagged ‘Slocum’
E.R. Bills

Laying Them to Rest

Static
You might say that the sheriff’s office in Anderson County is about to reopen a century-old murder case — or possibly hundreds of murder cases. The idea isn’t to catch the killers, who are long dead. The hope instead is t...


E.R. Bills

Hiding History

A local author and a relative of the victims fight for acknowledgment of a massacre of black citizens.
Edward Brown
When Fort Worth writer E.R. Bills began researching a century-old massacre of African-Americans in East Texas a few years back, he found a community still deeply divided by race. “When you enter Anderson County, you have to s...



BOOKS

Days of Shame

In a new book, Fort Worth’s E.R. Bills shines a light on the 1910 Slocum Massacre.
MARGARET ALLYSON
Nobody really knows why a group of white men went on a killing spree in the small East Texas town of Slocum in 1910. And until recently, nobody seemed to want to remember the shameful incident. Erroneously reported by some news...


Events to Remember MLK and a Century-old Massacre of African Americans

betty.brink
In a night of unimaginable horror in late July of 1910 in Slocum Texas, a massacre of unarmed black farmers, shop owners and their families was carried out by armed whites, many who were members of the Ku Klux Klan. In the smal...