Thanks Texas Highways magazine for publishing my story about Palestine, Texas-native and historian Reginald "Reggie" Browne Jr., in the January 2021 issue. Woo-hoo!!!
How often do you meet a historian whose father was the first African American to be elected county commissioner in Palestine, Texas? I had that privilege Sept. 19, 2020, thanks to Texas Highways magazine. You can read my story in the January 2021 issue here.
Read my other Texas Highways magazine stories here.
After the Texas Highways magazine interview in Palestine, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, we stopped to capture this notable photo. From left to right: Historian Reginald "Reggie" Browne Jr., journalist Regina L. Burns, photographer Sean Fitzgerald and Palestine, Texas-born Rev. Clevel Scott. Photo by Sean Fitzgerald.
Regina L. Burns, M.A., Project+, is an award-winning multimedia editor and journalist, specializing in Black history and African American stories at Harvest Reapers Communications. Her work has been published in Texas Highways magazine, WFAA-TV, The Dallas Morning News, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as well as The Commercial Appeal, the Tri-State Defender and The Flyer, among others.
She previously worked for a variety of news media organizations as an editor and journalist, including The Associated Press in Mississippi and Texas. She was news director at WLOK-AM and WGKX KIX-106 FM in Memphis. Learn more