Scott Sosebee

Academic Historian

Scott Sosebee is an Associate Professor of History at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he teaches Texas, American West, and Southern history courses. He also serves as the executive director of the East Texas Historical Association and the as editor of the East Texas Historical Journal. He has published articles in the West Texas Historical Review, the Southern Historical Journal, and the East Texas Historical Journal. His chapter “Agricultural West Texas” appeared in West Texas: A History of the Giant Side of Texas (OU Press), edited by Paul H. Carlson and Bruce Glasrud. He is the co-editor of Lone Star Reader (Kennicut) with Charles Swanlund and Kirk Bane, and also of the forthcoming Lone Star Suburbs (OU Press) with Paul J.P. Sandul. His latest publication, Becoming the Oldest Town in Texas: A 300 Year History of Nacogdoches will be issued by SFA Press in Fall 2016.

Joseph Louis Atkins (1936–2015)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Joseph Louis (Joe) Atkins is best known for integrating Texas Western College (now the University of Texas, El Paso). In 1956 he became the first African American student to graduate from the institution.   Joe Atkins was born in Jefferson, Texas, … Read MoreJoseph Louis Atkins (1936–2015)