Defend democracy in the South.


The progressive roots of Mother's Day

May 10, 2009 - Today is the 101st anniversary of Mother's Day as we know it. Over at Beliefnet, popular religion scholar Diana Butler Bass reminds us of the progressive origins of Mother's Day, which started with a Virginia native Anna Jarvis, daughter of a Southern social activist:Anna Jarvis intended the new holiday to honor all mothers beginning with her own -- Anna Reeves Jarvis, who had died in 1905. Although now largely forgotten, Anna

6 quick ways to get involved with Facing South

May 5, 2009 - We get a lot of emails and comments from readers saying "I like what you're doing here at Facing South -- what can I do to get more involved?" We have some exciting plans underway to make your favorite Southern website more social media-like. In the meantime, here are 6 easy ways you can get in on the action: