Ronald E. Goodwin

Reconstruction in Houston

Even though Ron Goodwin was a military “brat,” he still considers San Antonio home. Like his father and brother, Goodwin joined the U.S. Air Force after high school and while enlisted received his undergraduate degree from Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas. After his honorable discharge, he completed graduate degrees from Texas Southern University in History and Urban Planning.

Goodwin’s current research interests involve urban history, the political impacts of planning decisions on neighborhood development, and the historical evolution of Texas’s black community. Goodwin’s book, “Blacks in Houston”, is a pictorial history of Houston’s black community. His most recent book, Remembering the Days of Sorrow” examines the institution of slavery in Texas from the perspective of the New Deal’s slave narratives.

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