Jess Lee Brooks: A Black Western Actor in the Narrative of the American West

By Anthony Wood Jess Lee Brooks played quiet, competent, and understanding men in nearly a dozen Hollywood productions during the 1930s and 40s. As the sheriff in the all-black western, Two Gun Man from Harlem (1938), Brooks slowly entered the saloon where a murder had taken place. The deputies, bar keep, and the comic cook … More Jess Lee Brooks: A Black Western Actor in the Narrative of the American West

Superfund Me

by Jen Dunn The Animas River in Colorado before and after an EPA contractor accidentally breached a dam that led to a toxic spill. Image Credit: Lawrence University   In the second half of the twentieth century, the ramifications of our rampant, and often unregulated, industrialization dramatically materialized across the American landscape.  The citizens of … More Superfund Me