James Jeffrey

James Jeffrey

Recent Stories

Conflict

Laying an American saint to rest

Flip Schulke’s photos of the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. highlight the emotions felt by mourners and around the nation as America came to terms with an assassin’s bullet. Fifty years on, many of those emotions continue to be felt in a divided nation questioning what sort of country it wants to be.

Justice

Remembering the black soldiers executed after Houston's 1917 race riot

On Dec. 11, 1917, a group of 13 black soldiers were hanged for their part in a little-remembered and deadly race riot. They were condemned to death after a trial many called unjust. Now, relatives on both sides of that Houston riot are uniting to preserve the memory of the event and to find some justice for those executed soldiers.