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Remembering Rev. James 'Shackdaddy' Orange

March 3, 2008 - An excerpt of a 1981 Southern Exposure interview with civil rights organizer James Orange, who talks about how he got his nickname, the importance of freedom songs to the movement, and his later work with gangs in Chicago. Orange passed in away in February 2008 at age 65.

Virginia Quarterly Review makes a splash

March 20, 2006 - The finalists for the 2006 National Magazine Awards have been announced, and the big surprise publication (at least to those who don't read it) is the Virginia Quarterly Review, which has received an impressive six nominations.

In memory: Anne Braden

March 6, 2006 - Some very sad news for Southern progressives: Anne Braden, one of the matriarchs of the Southern progressive movement, passed away in Louisville, Kentucky this morning.

What to do about Halliburton? Rumsfeld knows

March 4, 2006 - The scandals of Halliburton and other companies profiteering at taxpayer expense -- whether in Iraq or the Gulf Coast -- has always been a top issue for us at Facing South, since many of the biggest contractors are based in the region.

Show some love for Facing South

January 27, 2006 - Since we launched our humble Facing South blog in February 2005 -- warning, one-year anniversary post coming soon! -- we haven't done much in the way of self-promotion (aside from fundraising season, of course!).