June 12, 2015 -
Born into a renowned Kentucky ballad-singing family, Ritchie went on to earn fame for preserving old songs and composing original tunes protesting the destructiveness of coal mining. She died earlier this month at age 92.
March 16, 2015 -
Founded by civil rights movement leaders including Rep. John Lewis, the Institute for Southern Studies has worked for 45 years to build a better South. Help us continue this vital work for the region by becoming an Institute Sustainer today.
January 30, 2015 -
Since launching in 2013, the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina has engaged thousands of people across the state in protests against regressive policies. A photo exhibit that opens Feb. 1 will showcase images from the movement captured by photographer and participant Phil Fonville.
January 23, 2015 -
The Institute for Southern Studies/Facing South is seeking a communications intern to work with us this summer.
This paid summer internship will provide an opportunity for a Pell grant-eligible, undergraduate student to get hands-on experience with the Institute, with the nonprofit sector and in online communications.
Interested students can apply here. Applications are due by Feb. 2.
December 16, 2014 -
When you support the Institute for Southern Studies and our work for a better South, you invest in a vision of a more just, democratic and healthy future that can send ripples of change far beyond our region.
July 10, 2014 -
The number of full-time reporters covering state politics for newspapers has declined significantly over the past decade, even as more critical policy decisions are falling to the states. Southern states have an especially dramatic imbalance between the number of reporters and the residents they serve.
January 31, 2014 -
The South's rich musical and cultural traditions, as well the harsh realities of racist violence and injustice in the region, defined the artistic and political outlook of Seeger, who passed away on Jan. 27.