History

Happy Juneteenth!

June 20, 2007 - As many know, today is Juneteenth, marking the day in 1865 that African-American slaves in Galveston, Texas were informed that they were free -- over two years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth.org provides more background:

Super Bowl South

February 5, 2007 - Peyton Manning, son of New Orleans, finally shook the monkey off his back and led the Indianapolis Colts to victory in the unofficial U.S. holiday known as the Super Bowl.

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.