July 17, 2015 -
As a federal trial over North Carolina's racially discriminatory new voting law got underway, one of the state's congressmen introduced a bill to honor with a commemorative postage stamp a political leader whose groundbreaking career in Congress in the late 19th century was cut short by laws disenfranchising African Americans.
July 14, 2015 -
As voting rights supporters rallied for the opening of the federal trial over North Carolina's restrictive election law, they got words of encouragement from David Goodman, brother of a civil rights volunteer murdered in Mississippi in 1964.
July 3, 2015 -
After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage throughout the nation last week, some Southern political leaders pledged to resist the ruling. Their statements recall Southern politicians' attempts to resist the Supreme Court's decision to end segregation in the 1950s and '60s.
July 2, 2015 -
Fifteen years ago, the case of the Charleston Five brought international attention to the struggles of black workers in the South. The South Carolina dock workers have continued to be a vital community force, including serving as a meeting ground for the local Black Lives Matter movement.
June 22, 2015 -
Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof embraced the flags of white-supremacist regimes that did not exist in his lifetime. This is no ordinary racial bias: Someone had to teach him these elaborated historical traditions.
June 12, 2015 -
Born into a renowned Kentucky ballad-singing family, Ritchie went on to earn fame for preserving old songs and composing original tunes protesting the destructiveness of coal mining. She died earlier this month at age 92.
April 22, 2015 -
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation has launched a "Southern Voices" oral history project to capture the stories of Southern leaders working for social and economic justice. This special Earth Day installment focuses on environmental justice.