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Great Aunt Alice, the Blue-Backed 'Speller' and the Vixens in the Bramble

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

On the flyleaf of my Great Aunt Alice's, and only later my mother's "Blue Backed Speller," two names are either erased or crossed out (Ella Morgan, 1918, and Cordelia King, 1919), and a third bears two dates.

10 Confederate Monuments You Probably Didn't Know About

Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel

Did you know that Confederate monuments and memorials stand in many states today? Here are ten you may not have known about... 1. Confederate ...

Survey Of Outsider Artists Challenges The Meaning Of 'Black Art'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.07.2014 | Arts

It's not often that so-called "outsider artists" get a chance to showcase their artwork on the walls of an established New York gallery, hanging with ...

'12 Years A Slave' Heading To The Classroom

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices

Director Steve McQueen's movie "12 Years A Slave" has caused quite a splash in Hollywood, and now the critically-acclaimed film is heading to the clas...

8 Things I Learned In The South

Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.06.2014 | Travel
Suzy Strutner

Fried okra is a vegetable. ...and so are fried onions.

Leaving 'All That' and Finding a Home in Tennessee (VIDEO)

Christian Hendricks | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Christian Hendricks

Sigourney arrived in Atlanta from the "sticks" of Alabama and made a new life for himself, including a fiancé and a successful jewelry line. But last winter he abruptly dropped all of it and moved to an artist's community in rural Tennessee.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: The American South

Posted 11.10.2013 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Anna Marie Jehorek. Of her photo she says: Taken on a recent hike, this photo of fall foliage...

Kentucky Writer Explores the Complexities of Arab and Jewish Women in the American South

Leah Singer | Posted 04.23.2013 | Books
Leah Singer

When most people think of Arabs and Jews, they usually don't think of the American South as the traditional settling place for these very two ethnic groups. Yet it may come as a surprise that several Arabs and Jews call Kentucky home.

Lincoln, Meet Django: Slavery's Latest Films Are Controversial, But Not Why You Think

Rodney Barnes | Posted 03.02.2013 | Black Voices
Rodney Barnes

The film is a well-acted, directed and a cinematic and aural feast, yet Tarantino's Django remains hotly debated among black intellectuals. And when it comes to why this is such a lightning rod, I have a theory.

The People We Met Along the Way

Sam Lyons | Posted 09.29.2012 | Teen
Sam Lyons

Last week, my mom and I had an adventure, driving around the South to see colleges I was interested in. Armed with CD's and a big book of maps, we drove to a different city every day.

The Southern Recipes We Can't Get Enough Of

The Huffington Post | Taste Editors | Posted 05.28.2014 | Taste

Pickled okra has a spot on our plate all year long.

Sally Mann: A Matter of Time

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

With her unique and captivating style, Sally Mann is one of the world's most celebrated photographers.

New Report Highlights South's Civil War Hangover

Andy Brack | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Andy Brack

Although today's South is a diverse economic engine, it still has educational, environmental, poverty, health and other challenges brought on, in large part, by a long period of neglect following the Civil War.

Homeric Hospitality in the South

Michael Koenigs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Koenigs

The United States is now the "Couch Surfing" capital of the world with nearly 400,000 people opening their homes to random travelers on Couchsurfing.org.

Carter Racism Charge Triggers Next U.S. Race Debate

Christian Science Monitor | Patrik Jonsson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In asserting that some Obama foes are prejudiced, the ex-president rekindles a difficult discussion. The right sees it as a way to squelch legitimate ...