From KKK to BLM — Is Vidor, Texas turning over a new leaf?

Thoughts from a native Vidorian on the recent rally for black lives in the former sundown town

Poster for last week’s rally in Vidor, TX (Facebook)

Last weekend, more than a hundred people gathered at Gould Park in Vidor, Texas to speak out about the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Nearly three decades ago, that exact same spot played host…

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Journalist and activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN, USA Today. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD

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Justin Ward

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Journalist and activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN, USA Today. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD

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