East Texas Troubles
by Dr. Jody Edward Gin
The Heritage Society Tea Room
Free for members, $5 for non-members
Join us as Texas Rangers historian Dr. Jody Edward Ginn tells of the Allred Rangers’ year-and-a half-long cleanup of the county and the inaugural effort in Governor Allred’s transformation of the Texas Rangers into a professional law enforcement agency.
In this story of a rural Texas community’s resurrection, Ginn reveals a multifaceted history of the reform of the Texas Rangers and of an unexpected alliance between the legendary frontier lawmen and black residents of the Jim Crow South.
Dr. Jody Edward Ginn is a former law enforcement investigator/administrator and U.S. Army veteran who works as a curatorial/multi-media consultant to museums, educational institutions/non-profits, filmmakers and publicity agents, including as a consultant to the blockbuster new Netflix Film, The Highwaymen. Dr. Ginn is also the Historian for the Former Texas Rangers Association, an adjunct professor of history at Austin Community College, and has served as an expert commentator for online podcasts and in national and international print media outlets.