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Photo essay: Where children sleep

The Lord’s Prayer | 1956 Methodist church vacation Bible school, 1956. ©Alonzo Jordan/Courtesy of Steidl A barber by trade, Alonzo Jordan (1903–1984) Jordan took up photography to fill a need he recognized in his community of Jasper, Texas, and over the course of his career actively documented the world in which he lived and worked, focusing on those civic events, social organizations, schools, churches, and activities that were integral to the daily life of the people he served.

wood & agate - 6.5 cm x 5 cm (dardilrocks) Tags: agate jasper texas veins fortification caliche liveoakcounty pletrifiedwood

Fall color at Martin Dies Jr. State Park in Jasper Texas. Photo by Robert Thigpen (@robertthigpen0791). Happy Thursday y'all! #texas #easttexas #pineywoods #texasforesttrail

Alfred and Lauren Wright enrage Jasper, Texas racist sheriff Maddox and his friends who lynch him and then cover up his murder in 2013! They called a cut throat, missing eyes, ears, tongue, teeth and a slit throat an accidental death after calling off the search saying he ran off. The police went so far as to post on Lauren's face book page: 'He's laid up downing cold beer watching football some place warm'."

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small red palm (dardilrocks) Tags: jasper texas palm rare petrifiedwood gravelpit sanpatriciocounty

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from The Atlantic

Jasper, Texas, Shows Why the Voting Rights Act Still Matters

Jasper, Texas, Shows Why the Voting Rights Act Still Matters http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/06/why-the-voting-rights-act-still-matters/373541/

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