August 23, 2021 -
The fellowship offered by the Institute for Southern Studies, now entering its third year, aims to promote new voices in Southern media and support public interest journalists and researchers in the South. Given the coronavirus epidemic, the Institute will consider applications from prospective fellows who seek to conduct their fellowship remotely or while based at the Institute's offices in Durham, North Carolina.
August 20, 2021 -
A professor confronts the deadly role misinformation has played in the white evangelical Christian church amid a COVID-19 resurgence in his home state of Arkansas, and he shares a still-unfinished poem written by his wife — an emergency physician — about her experience confronting the wages of bearing false witness.
June 18, 2021 -
A 1988 issue of Southern Exposure magazine, the print forerunner to Facing South, reprinted a visionary address by North Carolina-based organizer Mab Segrest calling for an intersectional Southern gay and lesbian liberation movement. We're republishing it in honor of Pride Month.
December 18, 2020 -
The luthier's new book "Hanging Tree Guitars" chronicles his life's work through the lens of guitars he made out of a tree where a Black man was lynched near his home in Fountain, North Carolina. We recently spoke with him about his process and latest projects.
June 17, 2020 -
Antoine Williams, an art professor at Guilford College in Greensboro, produces mixed media artwork informed by critical race theory. He recently auctioned off two of his works to benefit Black Lives Matter and other groups working for racial justice — part of a broader effort by the art world to take a stand against racism. What Williams hoped to sell in two weeks was gone in 30 minutes, so now he's planning his next steps.
December 19, 2019 -
Across the South, a growing number of communities are wrestling with Confederate and other white-supremacist symbols in public spaces, as state laws complicate their handling.
July 19, 2019 -
The Emmy-nominated docudrama "When They See Us" sparked a national conversation about wrongful convictions and how they disproportionately steal the freedom of Black and Brown people. However, most exonerations don't come about by chance meetings but by the hard work of nongovernmental innocence organizations and a growing number of conviction integrity units in prosecutors' offices.