The People’s Revolt: Texas Populists and the Roots of American Liberalism

Fort Worth Library 500 W. Third St., Fort Worth, TX, United States

Who were the original Populists and how did they shape American politics? Gregg Cantrell, author of The People's Revolt and the Roots of American Liberalism, will explore the historical roots of Texas populism and the hallmarks of the movement. He will contrast historic populists' contribution to the development of American liberalism with the identity of populists in politics today. Gregg Cantrell holds... Read more »

Fort Worth 1895-1945 (Extended Education Course)

This second in a three-part survey course of Fort Worth history explores the city's transition from frontier town to 20th century industrial center, and includes discussion of the development of the Stockyards, labor and social challenges, the Depression, Frontier Centennial, and the World War Two years The class is divided into two evenings of lecture... Read more »

Exploring Two Iconic DFW-Founded Food Companies: Fletcher’s Original State Fair Corny Dogs and Mrs. Renfro’s Salsa

Fort Worth Library 500 W. Third St., Fort Worth, TX, United States

It's State Fair time, folks! There couldn't be a better time to talk about Texas food. This month we welcome two speakers whose roots run deep in the DFW food scene, Fletcher's Corny Dogs and Mrs. Renfro's Salsa. They will discuss the history behind their family businesses and give us some insights into the production of their famous... Read more »