Museum to Host Speaker on 'East Texas Troubles: The Allred Rangers' Cleanup of San Augustine'

September 12, 2019 - The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street.

Our guest speaker this month will be Dr. Jodi Edward Ginn. The topic will be "East Texas Troubles: The Allred Rangers' Cleanup of San Augustine." This is the story of a rural community's extrication from the grip of a vicious criminal gang who built their power by exploiting institutionally marginalized African Americans. In telling this story, Dr. Ginn reveals a multifaceted history of the reform of the Texas Rangers, and of an unexpected alliance between the legendary frontier lawman and black residents of the Jim Crow South.

Dr. Ginn will also be holding a book signing while he is here. The public is invited to attend our meetings.

Also, if you are interested in the History of our State and area, we invite you to come join our organization and help us get the word out about all the fascinating history that surrounds us all.