A day after William Faulkner’s funeral and a few weeks before James Meredith became the first African-American student to register at the University of Mississipi, the author arrived in Oxford to cover the Dixie National Baton Twirling Institute.
Tag: the south
Memories of Outkast and Grandmas and black Southern love.
Less than a week after Katrina, Michael Lewis goes home to New Orleans.
Southern generational and gender divides.
"I got the word. When I saw her turning up the earth for peonies, it was like those clumps of hard red clay were speaking to me. Those spindly arms of hers with tattoos down to her elbows begged for someone with a hearty dose of Luke, Matthew, and Paul."
How the GOP took control of state politics in Alabama, leaving black lawmakers — and their constituents — powerless.
Jurors from the Emmett Till trial revisit the case 50 years later.
An 8th-generation Louisvillian on the Kentucky Derby, bourbon and the history of his hometown.
On the enduring political influence and entrenched racism of the Greek system at the University of Alabama.
On the Republican Party’s successful use of redistricting to “pass draconian anti-immigration laws, end integrated busing, drug-test welfare recipients and curb the ability of death-row inmates to challenge convictions based on racial bias.”
A family of Georgia churchgoers contracted the plague of their time, HIV. Some survived, some didn’t—this is the story of their family over thirty years.