Springs Toledo is the real deal.
~ T.J. English
has been featured on NPR’s Here & Now, the Travel Channel, and in the award-winning documentary I Am Duran (2019). His writing has been recognized 42 times by the BWAA and honored in The Best American Essays 2019 and 2020. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, his subjects of choice tend toward the familiar: outsiders, underdogs, rogues, rebels, and the red-light district of sports.
At Christmastime 1858, an American outlaw and eleven black men, women, and children went barreling out of antebellum Missouri. This is a “black lives matter” story like no other.