"Though the Heavens Fall"

On Texas, old newspapers, race music, and two black lives that shaped the history of civil rights

*This project was born out of assisting Sullivan as a researcher while he was writing "The Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie."  Inspired by the strength and fearlessness of editors C.N. Love and C.F. Richardson, he suggested I take on their story. Before long, we were both staying over late in the officea few evenings until after midnightwriting it together. 

Read both parts in their entirety at The Oxford American online.

Special thanks to Roger Hodge and Caitlin Love.