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Cross Burnings in Durham

May 26, 2005 - Sometimes, despite everything you think you know about progress, human decency, the New South, and all that, the history we so often want to forget slouches rudely into the open. Last night, for the first time in recent memory, the Institute's hometown, Durham, North Carolina, was the site of three cross-burnings.

Howard Zinn at Spelman: Hope

May 25, 2005 - In 1963, historian Howard Zinn was fired from Spelman College, where he was chair of the History Department, because of his involvement in the black freedom movement. This year, he was honored by the school and invited to give the commencement address.

Unsafe At Any Speed

May 24, 2005 - Both the Birmingham News and Raleigh News and Observer are running good series on how lax trucking regulations are damaging highways and endangering motorists in their respective states.

Miracle Vine

May 24, 2005 - So it seems that the answer to the epidemic of binge-drinking among teenagers and college kids is, literally, all around us, at least if you live in the South.