Richard Orton - THE UPSHAWS OF COUNTY LINE

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The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family Cover Image
By Richard S. Orton, Thad Sitton (Foreword by), Roy Flukinger (Preface by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781574415711
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Published: University of North Texas Press - October 22nd, 2014

Guss, Felix, and Jim Upshaw founded the community of County Line in the 1870s in northwest Nacogdoches County, in deep East Texas. As with hundreds of other relatively autonomous black communities created at that time, the Upshaws sought a safe place to raise their children and create a livelihood during Reconstruction and Jim Crow Texas. In the late 1980s photographer Richard Orton visited County Line for the first time and became aware of a world he did not know existed as a white man. He met some remarkable people there who changed his life.