Blacks Elected in Wilcox County By Randall Williams Vol. 3, No. 1, 1980, pp. 20-21, 22 For Larry Threadgill, whose family has been active in civil rights organizing and Black politics here since the early 1960’s, things are looking up.
Notes of a Klanwatcher By Randall Williams Vol. 4, No. 2, 1982, pp. 11-13 It’s easy and relatively safe, in 1982, to hate the KKK, but explaining why an anti-Klan movement is necessary, and getting those in that movement to
Elephants in the Cottonfields By Randall Williams Vol. 5, No. 1, 1983, pp. 19-20 Elephants in the Cottonfields: Ronald Reagan and the New Republican South. Wayne Greenhaw. Macmillan, 1982. The growing strength of the Republican party in Dixie has taken
Witness In Montgomery By Randall Williams Vol. 5, No. 4, 1983, pp. 1-6 Not since the celebrated bus boycott of 1955-56 or the Selma March days of 1965 has the atmosphere in Montgomery, Alabama, been so charged with racial tensions.
Crackdown in the Black Belt: On to Greene County By Randall Williams Vol. 7, No. 3, 1985, pp. 2-5 Fifth of July “not guilty” verdicts by a federal jury in Selma have freed the voting rights activists known as the
In Wallace’s Wake–New Demagoguery for the Eighties By Randall Williams Vol. 8, No. 3, 1986, pp. 10-12 “Alabama has it all,” brag the interstate billboards leading into the Heart of Dixie. The slogan is aimed mostly at Florida- or Louisiana-bound
Living the Day Labor Life By Randall Williams Vol. 10, No. 5, 1988, pp. 7, 20 Earlier this year, the Southern Regional Council published a lengthy investigative and analytical report of the growing temporary manual labor industry. Workers in these
Symbols and Mail Order Merchandising Randall Williams Vol. 11, No. 2, 1989, pp. 12, 14-17 Obsessions are never simple, and they usually lead to suffering. I, for instance, am almost reduced to going barefoot, my shirts are frayed at the
Good Writing on Good Food Reviewed by Randall Williams Vol. 13, No. 3, 1991, p. 30 Side Orders: Small Helpings of Southern Cookery and Culture, by John Egerton. (Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, 1990. 224 pp. $14.95.). A highly readable, entertaining and
“…Something Is Bound to Happen” Reveiwed by Randall Williams Vol. 25, No. 1-4, 2003 pp. 21-22 Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr Letters from the Civil Rights Years, edited by Patricia Sullivan (New York: Routledge, 2003. There is delight and living