History

Special Report: From Woolworth's to Wal-Mart

July 30, 2005 - [With the battle over Wal-Mart heating up nation-wide, we're happy to share an article offering a interesting new look on the issue by Facing South/Southern Exposure contributor Jordan Green. Jordan's piece, which appeared in this week's Facing South email newlsetter and YES!

Southern Baptists Defend America

July 26, 2005 - In 2004 the Southern Baptist Convention withdrew from the World Baptist Alliance (which it helped to found in 1905), accusing the loose global federation of anti-American bias and (even worse) liberalism.

Solidarity Forever

July 19, 2005 - From an exchange during the testimony of Klansman Virgil Griffin at the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings (unofficially transcribed at Chewie World Order; this excerpt is unedited):  

Happy Juneteenth!

June 17, 2005 - This Sunday, June 19, African-Americans across the South and beyond (and others who recognize the holiday) will celebrate Juneteenth. This is the 140th anniversary of what many call "America's Second Independence Day," marking the day in 1865 -- over two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation -- that slaves in Texas were finally set free.

Unquiet Grave

June 2, 2005 - They exhumed the body of Emmett Till yesterday. The all-white jury that acquitted his killers reportedly did so in part because they couldn't be certain the body fished out of the Mississippi was really Till.

The Day the Dream was Deferred

April 4, 2005 - On April 4, 1968, a shot rang through a throng of striking garbage workers in Memphis, Tennessee. Who fired the gun is still being debated, but the result is not: Martin Luther King, Jr., was killed at the young age of 39 on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.