Human Rights

Remembering the historic South Carolina gathering that gave us Du Bois' 'Behold the Land' speech

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.

Tallying up the mounting economic toll of North Carolina's HB2

September 16, 2016 - The cost of boycotts and cancellations in response to a controversial law that discriminates against LGBT people is climbing, with top college sports leagues this week announcing they're pulling events from the state. A Facing South analysis of these and other economic hits from the law puts total damages so far at well over $200 million.