‘Man on Fire’ Documentary Explores Whether Grand Saline’s Racist Reputation Is Fair
That reputation drove a white minister to self-immolate in protest in 2014.
For many African-Americans, the city of Grand Saline, about 70 miles east of Dallas, is the very embodiment of racism, and has been for decades. That reputation is what drove a white preacher to a startling act of protest. But now, a new documentary explores whether Grand Saline‘s racist image is fair.
“Man on Fire” will air on PBS Independent Lens Jan. 28, and an extended podcast version of this radio segment, with a conversation with the filmmakers, will be available at KETR.org.