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"Roots" Is a Definitive Re-telling of a Television Classic

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

TV Review - Jackie K Cooper "Roots" (History...

The Myrtles Plantation: Who's That Girl in the Window?

The Lineup | Posted 12.07.2016 | Weird News
The Lineup

Credit: MRHSfan / Flickr In rural Louisiana is an 18th century estate haunted by the ghosts of the past. DeAnna Janes It all started with a pictur...

New Zine Explores The History and Culture Of Black Gay Men

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A new independent magazine titled The Tenth Zine aims to shed light on the history and culture of the African American queer community. Creative d...

Natchez, Mississippi Up Close

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 05.02.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I looked forward to my first visit to Mississippi. During decades of travel across the USA, I have covered much of the South, but had not wandered through or made any forays into the great State of Mississippi.

Southern Comfort: Saying Hello to Fall in South Carolina

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.22.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

When it comes to the mechanically cooled contemporary American South, this may be close to blasphemy. But here goes: Some of us do not like central air. Indoor breezes are indoor breezes, if you ask me. You might be in a mall, or at the movies, or driving around in your car.

Archaeologists Discover 'Magical' Artifacts

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 05.20.2014 | Science

Archaeologists working on two small Caribbean islands have found artifacts intentionally buried beneath two 18th-century plantation houses. They appe...

6 Haunted Plantations

Roadtrippers | Posted 10.04.2013 | Travel

These gorgeous houses often hide evil secrets and dark pasts -- making them prime spots for hauntings. Explore our top haunted plantations...if you dare!

African American Descendants Sue To Save Louisiana's Revilletown Cemetery

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Jan. 7, 2013 edition.) Former residents of Revilletown--an African American community to...

Plantations Are So Hot Right Now

Posted 09.11.2012 | Travel

Thanks to the surprise wedding of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, who held their nuptials at South Carolina's Boone Hall Plantation, these grand histo...

For Sale: Southern Plantations

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., March 3 (Reuters) - The privately owned historic plantations that dot South Carolina's low country...

Faulkner Greatly Influenced By Newly Discovered Plantation Diary

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A 19th century plantation diary was a source of inspiration to William Faulkner as he plotted the creation of his imaginary Yoknapatawpha County, the ...