The Old South’s Rug, the New South’s Blanket

The Old South’s Rug, the New South’s Blanket

Southern Gothic Copes with Southern Shame “The Civil War was fought over states’ rights, not slavery,” my fifth-grade teacher said with her back turned to the class and the same smarty-pants tone we used on the playground. On the way home from school, I told my mother...
Today’s Fugitive Poets

Today’s Fugitive Poets

Contemporary Southern Authors Honoring a Literary Legacy The Fugitive Poets consisted of a select group of poets and scholars whose progressive ideals challenged the social norms of racism during the rule of the infamous Jim Crowe laws. Southern culture has a knack...