History

Friday dogblogging: Remembering the dogs of Birmingham

July 19, 2008 - When we launched our Friday dogblogging feature earlier this year, we mentioned Southerners' special love for canines. But an honest understanding of dogs' history in our region also recognizes how the animals were used to brutalize Southerners and Southern progress.

Finding new ways to research a new South

July 18, 2008 - Researchers at Duke University want to update the history and statistics of 20th Century social change in the South, combining social science research with narrative, oral histories with statistics, in a new Center for the Study of the South.

Remembering Rev. James 'Shackdaddy' Orange

March 3, 2008 - An excerpt of a 1981 Southern Exposure interview with civil rights organizer James Orange, who talks about how he got his nickname, the importance of freedom songs to the movement, and his later work with gangs in Chicago. Orange passed in away in February 2008 at age 65.