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Podcast: Bread and Puppet Museum and Theater

What is it like to have a radical puppet collective as a neighbor?

The Illuminating History of Walter Burton, America’s First Black Sheriff

Walter Moses Burton was born into slavery, but eventually served four terms in the Texas state senate during the progressive but brief Reconstruction period. Visiting his gravesite in Richmond, Texas, offers an important glimpse into Texas’—and the South’s—political history.