The editorial operations of the Institute for Southern Studies will be shutting down the week of Memorial Day for vacation, so we won't be posting here at the Facing South website or sending out a Facing South newsletter (which, by the way, you can sign up for if you haven't already at the top of this page).

However, we plan to be back at work on Monday, June 2, and the weekly newsletter will resume publishing on Friday, June 6.

Have a great holiday.

P.S. To mark the occasion, check out this oldie but goodie from the Facing South archives on the Southern roots of Memorial Day.