The Online Magazine of the Institute for Southern Studies

The living legacy of Emmett Till's casket

August 26, 2016 - Sixty-one years after a grief-stricken mother invited the world to witness the brutality of white supremacy, a new museum dedicated to the African-American experience will put her son's casket on display — an exhibit that aims to ensure future generations remember America's painful past and how it shapes the present.

Why does North Carolina want to discourage the youth vote?

August 25, 2016 - North Carolina is fighting to end voter preregistration for 16- and 17-year-olds. The program increased youth turnout and was disproportionately used by African Americans and Latinos, but state lawmakers have claimed — without offering any evidence — that it risks confusing voters.