Observer Radio Episode 51: An East Texas Family Searches for Justice


Quanell X leads a march past Hemphill’s town square, calling for justice for Alfred Wright.
Quanell X leads a march past Hemphill’s town square, calling for justice for Alfred Wright.  Patrick Michels

In this episode of Observer Radio, editor Dave Mann discusses Wendy Davis’ battle over equal pay with her gubernatorial opponent Greg Abbott. Staff writer Patrick Michels shares his comprehensive look at the death of Alfred Wright from Jasper, and what it means to an East Texas community haunted by its racist past.

Our guest for this week is Robert Hutchings, dean of UT Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs, who lets us know what we can expect from the Civil Rights Summit in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

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