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Cassy Burleson is a senior lecturer in Journalism, public relations, and New Media at Baylor University. She is the 2014 president of the American Studies Association of Texas, and has worked since 1965 as a writer/editor, having published her work in newspapers, magazines, and academic and literary journals. Her poetry has appeared in Whetstone, Green Fuse, Beall House of Poetry, and the Langdon Review. Her second paper on a 16-year study on the Jasper dragging death, co-authored with Mia Moody-Ramirez, appeared in the November 2011 Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas. She received the Distinguished Professor award in 2001 at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, a Mortar Board Distinguished Professor award at Baylor in 2010, and is an EAOC board member. She sponsors Baylor University's crew team.

Cassy Burleson believes that after 48 years of working as a writer/photographer/editor, the credit goes to God and her family for giving her grit and good stories: Maw, MawMaw and Mommie Mae, her dad, mother, Sue, Jasa, Aaron, Jerry, Dana, Bryant, Uncle Earl, Aunt Margaret, Virginia, Skyler, Clint, and Debby; her mentors: Marie Lively, Leon Hale, Joseph Colin Murphey, Anne Sexton and Rachel, who taught her to think/write and/or believe in miracles; the Langdon family of artists; Drs. Roueche, Walker-Nixon, Moody-Ramirez, Bates, Ferdon and Stone, who continue to inspire; and soul mates Karen, Ashley, June, Rickey, Rick, and all the "girls" of '65.

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