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Shallow Graves

he Story of Two Men Whose Lives Will Not Be Buried Around 5 p.m. on November 17, 2017 in Macon County, Alabama, an unsuspecting pedestrian made a disturbing discovery. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call and confirmed the finding: The body of a...

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A Wandering Poet’s Cry

Book Review Athena Departs: Gospel of a Man Apart Clifford Brooks Kudzu Leaf Press, 122 pp., $14.00 Good News for the Southern Man In 1970, Neil Young’s “Southern Man” challenged the white patriarchal power structure, whose dominance was founded on the enslavement of...

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Abner Jay, Born Entertainer

The last working minstrel in America was also its first independent recording artist. Decades before independent recording grew into a techno-cultural wave and a bounty of self-produced CDs, Abner Jay recorded and produced eight LP albums and sold them out of a...

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Southern History Under Review

Creating Necessary Conversation Through the Decatur Obelisk For as long as I can remember, Confederate memorials have dotted Southern public property. Cornerstones of my childhood in Georgia included watching the laser shows at Stone Mountain and hearing family...

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