January 12, 2021 -
A deep, well-resourced infrastructure of civic organizations helped Georgia's rural Black Belt counties achieve the highest level of voter turnout in a runoff election the state has ever seen.
October 19, 2020 -
Alamance County, North Carolina, has been the site of recent protests over a local Confederate monument, and its sheriff has long been accused of racism for public comments and his participation in ICE's controversial 287(g) program. We spoke with local activist Aranza Sosa about growing up in the shadow of 287(g) and the power of elected officials who come from the same background she does.
July 2, 2020 -
As the incarceration rate in urban America falls, it's still climbing in rural communities. Here's why it's rising — and how some academics and activists suggest reversing the trend.
May 19, 2020 -
A new analysis by Facing South finds that counties with prisons and meatpacking plants are particularly vulnerable to intense COVID-19 outbreaks. So are the region's majority-black counties.
August 1, 1978 -
This article originally appeared in Southern Exposure Vol. 6 No.