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VOICES: Confederate/American — two flags, two outcomes

July 22, 2015 - In 1965, South Asian students attended a July 4 rally in Louisiana to see how the holiday was celebrated. But the event was put on by white-supremacist Citizens' Councils, and some in the Confederate flag-waving crowd chased and assaulted the students. Watching Gov. Haley wrestle with the divisiveness over that flag brought back memories for Elaine Parker Adams, who also fled the crowd that day.

INSTITUTE INDEX: Organizing against anti-transgender violence in the South

June 11, 2015 - The high-profile coming out of Olympic champion Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, as a trans woman has put transgender issues in the spotlight. Transgender people -- especially trans women of color -- face shockingly high levels of violence, and a disproportionate number of recent killings of transgender people took place in the South. But a new initiative is working for change.

Sustainability and hope

May 12, 2015 - The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation has launched a "Southern Voices" oral history project to capture the stories of Southern leaders working for social and economic justice. This installment focuses on how organizations in the region are investing in ambitious plans to create diverse, sustainable economic engines.