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Last Name
Kuehler Walters
Texas State Historical Association
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Race, gender, 1880-1930, African American history, grassroots civil rights activism, voting rights, Ku Klux Klan, white primary, NAACP Texas, structural racism, Progressive Era, kinship, migration, Waco, Wharton, Fort Bend, New Braunfels
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About Me

Ph.D. Texas A&M University, History Department, May 2018. Dissertation: “The 1920s Texas Ku Klux Klan Revisited: White Supremacy and Structural Racism in a Rural County.”  Dissertation Chair, Dr. Carlos K. Blanton.

Master of Arts, Texas State University, August, 2000.  Thesis: “The Great War in Waco, Texas: African Americans, Race Relations, and the White Primary, 1916-1922.” Thesis Chair, Dr. Gregg Andrews.

Currently Assistant Editor of Handbook of Texas Online for Texas State Historical Association. Also work as an independent researcher.  Have taught US Surveys I & II, History of North American I & II, and Texas History since 2000.

Current Projects:


Tentative Title:The 1920s Texas Ku Klux Klan Revisited: Patterns of Kinship, Structural Racism, and the Illusion of Banality in a Rural County, 1920-1925.

Tentative Title:From the Plantation to the U.S. Supreme Court: Richard D. Evans’ Life and Legal Movement Against the White Primary in Texas, 1873-1938.


Tentative Title: “Battling for Inclusion: The White Primary and the 1918 Texas Woman Primary Suffrage Law.” Journal article.

Recent Publications

“Ferguson’s Texas Farm Tenant Law.” Co-author, Kyle G. Wilkinson. Impeached: The Removal of Texas Governor James E. Ferguson. ed. Jessica Brannon-Wranosky and Bruce Glasrud. College Station: Texas A&M University, 2017.

“African Blood Brotherhood,” in Race and Racism in the United States.eds. Gallagher, Charles A, and Cameron D. Lippard. ABC-CLIO, 2014.

Review of Tandem Lives: The Frontier Texas Diaries of Henrietta Baker Embree and Tennessee Keys Embree, 1856-1884, by Amy Winks. H-SAWH (Southern Association of Women Historians), September, 2010,

“Bessie Smith,” “Elaine Massacre, 1919,” and “White Primary,” in The Encyclopedia of Jim Crow.eds. Nikki Brown and Barry Stentiford. Greenwood Press, 2008.

Review of Black Physicians in the Jim Crow South, Thomas J. Ward Jr.,  Southwestern Historical Quarterly109 (January 2006), 420-421.

“Turner, Babe Kyro Lemon (1907-1972),” in The Handbook of Texas Music.Austin: Texas State Historical Association. 2003, republished June 2010, Handbook of Texas Online,

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
5, 8
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Local & Regional, Politics, Race, Women, World War I