October 8, 2020 -
Following protests against police brutality, growing anxiety over COVID-19, and now a concerted effort by Republican leaders to strengthen the Supreme Court's conservative majority, polls are showing that young voters plan to turn out in record numbers this election cycle. We look at youth voter organizing underway in a key Southern swing state.
August 5, 2020 -
As the U.S. marks the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, there's a political fight underway in the U.S. Senate to restore the law after its 2013 gutting by the U.S. Supreme Court.
March 15, 2019 -
Playwright, actor, educator, and community organizer John O'Neal died last month in New Orleans. In his memory, we share a searing story he wrote that ran in Southern Exposure, the print magazine forerunner of Facing South, in 1997.
August 20, 2015 -
In an interview for Southern Exposure in the 1970s, civil rights legend and Institute co-founder Julian Bond offered a unique look at how he became involved in the Southern freedom struggle and his evolving views on the lessons and legacy of the movement.
August 17, 2015 -
Civil rights veteran and Institute for Southern Studies co-founder Julian Bond was a staunch advocate for justice and human rights. In 1998, the Institute interviewed Bond about what progressives needed to do to bring lasting change in the South.
December 6, 2013 -
Before Nelson Mandela became a global icon, civil rights activists in the U.S. South were bringing attention to the injustice of apartheid -- and learning from the South African struggle for freedom and justice.
September 5, 2013 -
Inspired by the Moral Monday movement, students across North Carolina are organizing a college tour to raise awareness around election protection, planning a march on the governor's mansion to protest attacks on voting, and launching a group to protect voters from intimidation at the polls.
November 1, 2012 -
Inspired by the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, the Mississippi Student Justice Alliance was formed to help workers at the giant Nissan plant in Canton, Miss. unionize and to educate young people about labor issues.
February 24, 2012 -
Attending the memorial service for deceased civil rights veteran Robert "Bob" Mants, Jr. and a talk by theologian Jim Wallis leads to reflection on the cruelty of Alabama's apartheid-like immigration law and what Christians are called to do in the face of such injustice.