January 10, 2023 -
Fifty-eight years ago this month, the Georgia legislature refused to seat newly elected state representative Julian Bond because of his stance against the war in Vietnam. To mark that anniversary, we are republishing a 1976 Southern Exposure interview with him.
September 12, 2022 -
The Institute for Southern Studies, publisher of Facing South, is extending the deadline for the 2023 Julian Bond Fellowship program to Monday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m.
August 10, 2022 -
Are you an early-career journalist or researcher who cares about justice and democracy in the South? The Institute for Southern Studies, publisher of Facing South, is now accepting applications for the Julian Bond Fellowship program.
March 18, 2022 -
More than a century after the first anti-lynching legislation was introduced in Congress by a Black member from North Carolina, lawmakers finally passed a bill that makes lynching a federal crime. Advocates hope that the new law will address the generational damage caused by racial violence and prevent modern-day lynchings from going unpunished.
June 28, 2021 -
Joan C. Browning of West Virginia took part in the 1961 Freedom Rides challenging segregated transportation in the Jim Crow South, and she recently welcomed the Black Voters Matter Freedom Ride for Voting Rights to Charleston. We're reprinting the full text of her remarks drawing on history to suggest paths to a more just future.
May 13, 2020 -
The former South Carolina state legislator, attorney, and CNN analyst spoke with Facing South about his new memoir, the intergenerational scars of racial violence, and what effective political organizing looks like in the South.
August 31, 2018 -
Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh previously worked as an attorney for the George W. Bush White House, where he promoted the federal appeals court nomination of Charles Pickering — a Mississippi attorney with a history of hostility to civil rights.