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Tomlinson Hill: The Remarkable Story of Two Families Who Share the Tomlinson Name - One White, One Black

Tomlinson Hill:  The Remarkable Story of Two Families Who Share the Tomlinson Name - One White, One Black

by Chris Tomlinson,
Tulsa World, October 26, 2014

When he was growing up in Dallas, Texas, in the 1960s and '70s, Chris Tomlinson was rather proud of his family's slaveholding and Confederate past. As an adult, he learned more about Tomlinson Hill, a 54,000-acre cotton plantation in Falls County, and its two sets of Tomlinson families (one of which produced National Football League star LaDainian Tomlinson), and felt a responsibility to discover what had happened on the land, to "confront the possible crimes of my ancestors, and to examine if I had benefited from them."

 

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