News & Press

“The Mt. Union story is a part of our history that every young Black American must see. Today too much of our younger generation has lost sight of the importance of personal responsibility, the key ingredient to one’s success.”

Honoring the Life of Martin Luther King Jr.
By Sandi Sausbury and Herman Wright Jr. – Courtesy of Kirbyville Banner

Anniversary for
Silsbee Bee – Courtesy of Kirbyville Banner

Film producer on a mission to preserve area black American heritage
By Emily Guevara – Beaumont Enterprise – Staff Writer

Founding of Shankleville is both love story and lesson in Black History
By Sharon Kerr – Jasper Newsboy – Staff Writer

Herman Wright Jr. guest speaker at Shankleville ceremony
By Jasper Newsboy

Long Black Line seeks to record early black history
By Sharon Kerr – Jasper Newsboy – Staff Writer

Wright’s documentary about Mt. Union is finalist in Boomtown Film Festival
By Sharon Kerr – Jasper Newsboy – Staff Writer

Debra Harris Johnson and Richard Franklin Johnson of Triple D Johnson Farm in Jasper County accepted into the Family Land Heritage program

Juneteenth activities moving to covered Lions’ rodeo arena

Texas Department of Agriculture honors 119 pioneer farms and ranches
By Texas Department of Agriculture

The Long Black Line – Film trilogy to pay homage to Wright, Mt. Union community
By Willis Webb – Jasper Newsboy – Editior-Publisher

State of Texas Honors Herman Wright, Sr.
State of Texas Resolution

Herman, simply the best
By Willis Webb – Jasper Newsboy – Editior-Publisher

City, school district mourns loss of leader
Jasper Newsboy

Celebrate Black History Month Through The Eyes of Texas Agriculture
By George Ayres – Texas Department of Agriculture –

Press Releases

9/07 – The Long Black Line to Premier at National Preservation
Conference in St. Paul