June 27, 2014 -
In June 1964, volunteers from across the U.S. descended on Mississippi to help tear down barriers keeping African Americans from the ballot box. Their work led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act, but today that law is under attack -- and the effort to restore it is getting little support so far from Mississippi's elected leaders.
June 20, 2014 -
Income inequality in the U.S. began growing dramatically around the time unionization rates began plummeting. Can the current push to organize the South reverse the trend?
June 20, 2014 -
As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a new report makes the case that a similar push to register and mobilize African-American and other New Majority voters could reshape Southern politics far beyond the 2014 elections.
June 11, 2014 -
Rep. Eric Cantor's startling upset in Virginia's Republican primary may have been one of the few cases where Big Money suffered a defeat. But at the same time, it may also have been a message from voters signaling their frustration about the Big Money establishment's enduring power.
April 29, 2014 -
Today marks one year since 17 North Carolinians were arrested for nonviolent civil disobedience while protesting the state's hard-right political turn, sparking a movement that led to the arrests of almost 1,000 people and spread to other states. What's next?
April 24, 2014 -
Institute for Southern Studies Executive Director Chris Kromm appeared on MSNBC's "All in With Chris Hayes" to discuss the money and politics behind the anti-science stances of the Republicans hoping to face off against Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan this November.
April 22, 2014 -
Giving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention money for gun violence research is a "request to fund propaganda," a Georgia congressman says.