May 10, 2018 -
As federal courts have released some school districts from orders requiring desegregation, schools in the South have become more racially segregated than they've been in 50 years. Trump's judicial nominees and his Department of Justice could make things worse.
May 7, 2018 -
The photographs and reflections that follow describe sites of 19th- and 20th-century lynchings as they appear today. The images of the killing fields are not graphic. In fact, in their 21st-century forms, these and most other sites of Southern lynchings are disguised by natural beauty and the nothing-to-see-here normalcy of everyday life. Where the text conveys a history of brutality and details of depravity, the intent is not to shock but to offer an accurate record — long-hidden — of what happened in these places. It's a past that calls us all to witness and action.
May 2, 2018 -
Despite years of protests by students, the "Silent Sam" Confederate memorial still stands in a prominent place on the campus of UNC's flagship school. This week UNC history grad student Maya Little doused the statue with her own blood in an act she said was aimed at providing needed context. This is Little's statement about her protest.
April 27, 2018 -
Armed with a new study documenting the deadly poverty that plagues the U.S., coalitions in at least 40 states — including every state in the South — are preparing for 40 days of direct action to demand an end to public policies that hurt the most vulnerable.
March 15, 2018 -
For centuries, Black women battled racism and misogyny as they fought for access to the ballot. Having made enormous political strides in recent decades, they are poised to smash through a key barrier this year — and to do so in a Southern state.
March 9, 2018 -
Jimmy Collier was an organizer-musician with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the first Poor People's Campaign. The songs he composed and recorded 50 years ago continue to inspire activists today.
March 7, 2018 -
The Court's ruling in the Janus case could financially hurt public-sector unions, but it could also lead to broader First Amendment rights for those unions in the South and across the country.