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This Day in Texas History: Emmett Scott Appointed to Reduce Racial Tension

This Day in Texas History: Emmett Scott Appointed to Reduce Racial Tension October 15, 1917 On this day in 1917, Secretary of War Newton D. Baker appointed Emmett Jay Scott his special assistant to urge the equal and impartial application of Selective Service regulations, to improve the morale of black servicemen, and to investigate racial…
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This Day in Texas History: Fantasy Author Commits Suicide

This Day in Texas History: Fantasy Author Commits Suicide June 11, 1936 On this day in 1936, author Robert Ervin Howard committed suicide in Cross Plains, apparently distraught at the approaching death of his mother. Robert E. Howard, writer, the only child of Dr. Isaac Mordecai and Hester Jane (Ervin) Howard, was born on January…
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