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This Day in Texas History: Civil Rights Activist Denied Vote in Harris County

This Day in Texas History: Civil Rights Activist Denied Vote in Harris County July 27, 1940 On this day in 1940, civil-rights activist Lonnie E. Smith attempted to vote in the Democratic primary in Harris County. Smith, an African-American dentist born in Yoakum in 1901, was denied a ballot under the white primary rules of…
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12/23/2012 Daily Photo: Truck Maintenance

I was headed out to vote one day and had just rolled up to Fire Station Number 4 on my Harley for this purpose. ¬†As I got off the bike, I noticed these two firemen, framed by the wheel well of a fire truck while they were doing some maintenance and thought it told a…
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