History

The way down South

January 30, 2007 - Anyone interested in the future of Southern politics should take a long look at Bob Moser's excellent cover piece in this week's issue of The Nation.

Voting rights and progressive politics

September 13, 2006 - Progressives interested in taking back Southern politics often forget that the reasons for their difficulties in the region are not necessarily due to a lack of progressive voters, but are often due to widespread disenfranchisement of progressive constituencies in the region.

In memory: Anne Braden

March 6, 2006 - Some very sad news for Southern progressives: Anne Braden, one of the matriarchs of the Southern progressive movement, passed away in Louisville, Kentucky this morning.

Coretta Scott King tribute

By R. Neal
February 7, 2006 - As a fitting tribute to the legacy of Coretta Scott King and her husband Dr. Martin Luther King, four presidents attended her funeral today. But a poet probably said it best:

Ms. Coretta Scott King, Part II

January 31, 2006 - Pam Spaulding has an excellent post up reminding people that Coretta Scott King wasn't just "the wife of Martin," although she worked tirelessly to ensure his legacy was remembered -- including battling the unconstructed Southerners l

Coretta Scott King

By R. Neal
January 31, 2006 - ATLANTA - "Coretta Scott King, who turned a life shattered by her husband's assassination into one devoted to enshrining his legacy of human rights and equality, has died. She was 78."

Happy Thanksgiving!

By R. Neal
November 24, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal THANKSGIVING DAY - 1933 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - A PROCLAMATION I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, do set aside and appoint Thursday, the thirtieth day of November 1933, to be a Day of Thanksgiving for all our people.