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The historic First Baptist church on the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and Coamanche Street, was once a pillar to the Aferican American community. Aerial photo by Brian Leonard / Air Image Austin

Old First Baptist Church closer to historical landmark designation

The historical First Baptist Church in the Dunbar neighborhood is one step closer to official recognition as a local historical landmark. 

Hendrik Hertzberg moderated the 1968 panel with speakers Luci Baines Johnson, Chris Matthews, Lawrence O’Donnell and Dan Rather at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 29. Photo by Stephen Spillman for The Texas Tribune

Johnson describes her father’s turmoil in discussion of 1968

“It was an earthquake under everything,” journalist and author Lawrence O’Donnell said about the year 1968. “... The society, beyond our politics, was just rolling and rocking with surprises.”

Aman Batheja moderated the “Hack the Vote” panel with speakers Dana DeBeauvoir, John Dickson, Joshua Geltzer and Keith Ingram at The Texas Tribune Festival. Photo by Thomas Meredith for The Texas Tribune

Panel examines elections issues

Actual election security problems and perceived election security problems are two different animals, according to a panel of experts who spoke at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin recently —

Former CIA Director John Brennan was a member of the Threat Assessment Panel at The Texas Tribune Festival. Photos by Bob Daemmrich Photography Inc.

Assessing terror risk

How great is the terrorist threat for the United States, and what steps can be taken to reduce radicalization?

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