Clyde W. Tucker is an independent historian. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of South Alabama. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army and served in two branches of the military (the other being the Air Force). While in high school, during the civil rights struggle in the sixties, he got into a debate with a white student who asked, “what have black people ever done?” That question haunted him ever since. Years later, his wife who is conscience and a voracious reader of black history encouraged him to research and find out what Africans have contributed to world history. With an open, inquisitive mind, he has finally found the answer.
The Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville, the hometown of Sam Houston, was established in 1849. It is also referred to as the “Walls Unit” for the 15-foot masonry wall that surrounds the prison yard. Currently, it has the capacity to house 1,705 male inmates. During … Read MoreTexas State Penitentiary at Huntsville (1849- )