“Parade in a Texas Town” (Photo Essay) by Christopher Woods

“Parade in a Texan Town” focuses on racial and political realities in small Texas towns. Some are participants in a parade on Juneteenth, the day that commemorates the emancipation of slaves in Texas. Yet, even today, there are those who still fly the Confederate flag and carry it around town squares. These photographs were taken in the small Texas towns of Brenham and Chappell Hill.

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Photo by Linda Woods
Photo by Linda Woods

Christopher Woods is a writer, teacher and photographer who lives in Houston and Chappell Hill, Texas. His published works include a prose collection, Under a Riverbed Sky, and a book of stage monologues for actors, Heart Speak. He conducts creative writing workshops in Houston at The Women’s Institute. His photographs have appeared in many journals, with photo essays published in Glasgow Review, Public Republic, Deep South, and Narrative Magazine, among others. He has completed a darkly comedic novel, Hearts in the Dark, about a sociopathic radio talk-show host. His photography can be seen in his online gallery.