April 21, 2023 -
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the Moral Monday Movement's launch, and to mark the occasion Facing South democracy reporter Benjamin Barber spoke with Rev. Barber, his father, about the movement's historic roots and accomplishments, and what keeps him hopeful about progressive change today.
October 12, 2022 -
For decades, the co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund has led voter organizing campaigns across the South and helped lay the groundwork for Democratic wins in Georgia's 2020 presidential and U.S. Senate elections. She talked with Facing South about mobilizing for the midterms, misconceptions about the South and the region's Black voters, and building a genuine multiracial democracy.
June 6, 2022 -
With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to soon overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, we are republishing a 1977 Southern Exposure report delving into the backlash against abortion rights that was already taking shape across the region.
January 22, 2021 -
The University of Arkansas professor who co-wrote a book on the Republican Party's decades-long effort to win white Southerners' support through coded and not-so-coded appeals to racism, sexism, and Christian nationalism talks with Facing South about where that approach stands today — and what the election results in Georgia tell us about its future.
April 11, 2018 -
President Trump is reversing several decades of progress on racial diversity — and the Senate is confirming his overwhelmingly white judicial nominees at a record pace.
November 3, 2017 -
Before landing in legal trouble for his actions related to advising a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine, President Trump's former campaign chair was a GOP operative who worked to build support for the party among whites by appealing to their racism against African Americans.
June 24, 2015 -
Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of the NC NAACP and leader of the Moral Monday movement, delivered a sermon Sunday about the messages of the Charleston church shootings: that nine people were killed because their church fought racism, that racism is not just ugly words but policies often promoted through coded racist language, and that we need not closure but systemic change.