Dallas’ first freeway was built over a Freedmen’s cemetery, a cultural clear-cutting in a city built on convenience.
Megan Kimble is executive editor at the Texas Observer. Previously, she was the founding editor of Edible Baja Arizona, a bimonthly magazine covering Tucson and the borderlands. Megan is the author of Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food, named a Southwest Book of the Year in 2015, and has written about housing and agriculture for CityLab, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Arizona, loves hiking and camping, and always eats breakfast.
Articles by Megan Kimble
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