In 2010, Duke University professor Charles Thompson followed the U.S.-Mexico border, which spans nearly two-thousand miles. They followed a path from the Texas Gulf Coast to the Pacific Ocean, exploring small towns and larger communities on both sides of the border. Thompson spoke with residents living within these border communities to get a better understanding of everyday life along the border, and the issues they face.
Thompson wrote about his journey in Border Odyssey: Travels Along the U.S./Mexico Divide. He spoke with Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin about his experience.