Back in the days before Texas was a state, a fellow by the name of Sam Houston rode over from Tennessee. As a result, he came to be, along with others, legendary as Texas fought and gained its independence from Mexico, survived as its own nation for a while and eventually joined the United States of America as a state.
Sam Houston has been called many things, some good, some bad. But all said and done, Sam Houston reflected a unique spirit that permeated many men and women in that era when the United States was expanding – vision, desire, frontiersman ship, a “can-do” attitude and leadership.
Several years ago, I was contacted by Denton Florian who was working on The Sam Houston Project (which evolved into The Sam Houston Movie) and asked to contribute, in a small way, to his effort. Being an amateur Texas historian of sorts (thanks to my mother’s and father’s almost insatiable love of history in general and Texas history in particular), I readily agreed.
With a target audience of Texas history educators, Denton asked if I’d “podcast” several interviews with Texas history academics for the Project.
I did and here’s one of them – “Honor and Integrity.”
Listen…and include your children
For more on the Sam Houston Project and the Sam Houston Movie, visit this website…The Sam Houston Movie
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