Southern Exposure was an award-winning print journal published by the Institute for Southern Studies, publisher of Facing South, from 1973 until 2011. Southern Exposure earned a national reputation for its writing on a broad range of political and cultural issues in the South, with a special emphasis on investigative journalism and oral history.

On the 50th anniversary of Southern Exposure’s birth, Facing South and the Institute will be publishing a full digital archive of the journal over the course of the year. The initial installment of the archives available in March 2023 includes issues from the magazine’s launch in 1973 through 1981.

Vol. 30 No. 3 - Fall 2002

Magazine cover with black and white team photo of Negro Leagues baseball team, text reads "Underground Pastime: The Hidden Histroy of the Negro Leagues"

Underground Pastime

  • Front Porch: Letter from the Editor

  • Field Work: The Institute in Action

  • Southern News Roundup

  • Running from the Truth

  • Scottsboro, Alabama: Lost Political Art and the Recovery of a Radical Legacy

  • Underground Pastime: The Hidden History of the Negro Leagues

  • From Spitballs to Scottsboro: Recollections of Negro League Pitcher Frank "Doc" Sykes

  • Reviews

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