Ron Goodwin received his undergraduate degree from Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas, while serving on active duty in the US Air Force. After his honorable discharge, he completed graduate degrees from Texas Southern University (TSU) in Urban Transportation Planning (MS) and US History (MA) and is currently pursuing the PhD in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy. His research focuses on urban history, the impacts of planning decisions on neighborhood development, and the historical development of Texas’ black community as seen through the Texas Slave Narratives. State House Press has contracted to publish his manuscript tentatively titled “I’s Ready to God.” Goodwin recently published an article titled “Control after Dark: Slave Owners and their Control of Slaves’ Intimate Relationships OR Who’s your Daddy?” in the Journal of Texas history and Culture. He is also a contributing writer to the on-line magazine, Suite 101.com, and co authored a chapter in The Seventh Star of the Confederacy (edited by Kenneth W. Howell) entitled “On the Edge of First Freedoms: Black Texans and the Civil War.” Goodwin has also presented papers and/or participated in panel discussions at the following conferences: the National Association of African American Studies, Texas State Historical Association, the Southern Historical Association, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, and the East Texas Historical Association.
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