Abby Rapoport

  • The Great Hanging

    How Do You Memorialize a Mob?

    Gainesville, Texas, is a patriotic small town. It's also the site of the nation's largest act of mob violence. One hundred and fifty-two years later, the town finally has a memorial to the 42 men who died in the Great Hanging. Full Story

  • For God’s Sake

    On a drizzly, gray November day, the First Federated Church in Des Moines looked particularly formidable. The mega-church is a gigantic brick building, a […] Full Story

  • The V.I.P. Room

    It’s difficult to describe Phil Wilson’s profession. Over the past decade, Wilson, 44, has slid through six very different jobs in Texas politics. In […] Full Story

  • Fighting for Schools at Home and Statewide

    John Folks doesn’t seem like the sort of guy to rev up a crowd. With white hair and a friendly twang, the 63-year-old superintendent […] Full Story

  • Fighting for Schools at Home and Statewide

    John Folks doesn’t seem like the sort of guy to rev up a crowd. With white hair and a friendly twang, the 63-year-old superintendent […] Full Story