southern politics

Remembering Chokwe Lumumba

February 28, 2014 - Known as "America's most revolutionary mayor," Jackson, Miss. Mayor Chokwe Lumumba died this week at age 66. Lumumba earned a reputation for being both practical and visionary, an effective politician who never abandoned his principles of "revolutionary transformation."

The end of the Solid South?

June 6, 2013 - The new issue of The American Prospect looks at changes unfolding in Southern politics, including a piece by Institute writers on the turbulent state of North Carolina.

The South and "the Great Gerrymander of 2012"

February 8, 2013 - The mismatch between who voters chose for Congress, and the actual makeup of the U.S. House after the 2012 elections, has sparked a new debate about gerrymandering. But what's the best solution to ensure the wishes of voters are honored?