The Essay That Lit The Fire

The article below is an essay written in The Washington Post by Michelle Garcia, during the aftermath of a visit to her South Texas home. What started as an exploration of her roots has become the driving force behind this film.

Take a look at these humble beginnings.

The land is our birthright in this place now called Texas, and its history contains our Gettysburg, our Trail of Tears, the seeds of our culture. The land proves we’ve been here, we belong here. On these treasured memories, these beloved bones, that dreaded wall will rise.

On the Texas Borderline, A Solid, if Invisible, Wall

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