March 24, 2017 -
Florida has the harshest felon disenfranchisement law in the country, but it's now being challenged by a ballot initiative campaign led by a former felon as well as by a class-action lawsuit.
February 3, 2017 -
U.S. civil rights activists didn't only address the oppression of people of color at home — they also helped strike down the country's race-based immigrant quota system that privileged Europeans. The immigration law they helped enact is now being used to challenge President Trump's Muslim ban.
January 5, 2017 -
As U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama prepares for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, civil rights groups are working to block his nomination, citing his poor record on civil rights and role in targeting African-American voting rights activists.
December 23, 2016 -
In a year when it was hard to keep up with the onslaught of political news, Facing South helped to make sense of important developments and to share insights about the region. Catch up on our best reporting of 2016 with a roundup of our top stories of the year.
December 9, 2016 -
The mistrial declared this week in the case of the North Charleston police officer who shot unarmed Coast Guard veteran Walter Scott in the back following a traffic stop is part of a long history of dehumanizing treatment of Black veterans in the South that's documented in a new report.
November 11, 2016 -
Adopted to appease slaveholding states, the U.S. Electoral College has discouraged expansion of the franchise and resulted in five presidents who most voters opposed — but an alternative approach is gaining momentum in the states.
October 19, 2016 -
Seventy years ago this week in South Carolina, the Southern Negro Youth Congress convened the largest human rights gathering the region had ever seen. The S.C. Progressive Network is holding a public symposium on Oct. 22 looking back at that historic event. To mark the occasion, we share author and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois' convention address, one of his last major speeches and considered one of his best.