March 17, 2023 -
The newly digitized Southern Exposure archive holds meaning for the past — but also for our present.
August 29, 2022 -
Timothy B. Tyson, a historian of the South, calls Joshua D. Rothman's "The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America" one of the best history books he's ever read.
August 26, 2021 -
Our monuments, markers, and other historical sites shape how we remember our past — with implications for the present. Writing for Southern Exposure magazine in 2000, sociologist and people's historian James Loewen journeyed through the South's memorial landscape and found that, all too often, it got the story wrong. Loewen died this month at age 79.
July 15, 2021 -
CRT teaching bans are being imposed in states and local communities nationwide. But their distorting effects on young people's understanding of their nation's past and present will take a particularly heavy toll in the South — the heart of Black America and the repository of so much Black history.
November 6, 2019 -
Four decades have passed since police in Greensboro, North Carolina, stood aside while Klansmen and Nazis gunned down marchers at an anti-Klan protest organized by the Communist Workers' Party. Survivors of the massacre, their families, and the broader community are still asking for an official apology that acknowledges the police department's role.
June 22, 2016 -
A new home and a new look for the online magazine of the Institute for Southern Studies.
March 20, 2013 -
Legislation that would ban racial, ethnic or gender history studies from counting toward basic history requirements at Texas universities was spurred by a controversial report from a conservative education policy group that helped get a Chicano newspaper defunded at the state's flagship school.