Congressman Espy from Mississippi By Bill Minor Vol. 8, No. 6, 1986, pp. 1-3 A studious, mild-mannered Yazoo City attorney, thirty-two years old, wrote Mississippi political history on November 4, when he became the first black sent to the U.S.
Locking Up Liberty in the Atlanta Pen By Joe Dolman Vol. 8, No. 6, 1986, pp. 3-5 The granite fortress occupies the ridge on McDonough Boulevard with imperial authority. Its gray steel and concrete outer wall stands as tall as
Palmer Weber, 1914-1986 By Patricia Sullivan Vol. 8, No. 6, 1986, pp. 5-7 In 1948, Palmer Weber and Louis Burnham organized Henry Wallace’s third party campaign in the South. Building on earlier voter registration and education efforts, the Southern campaign
Behind the Numbers on Black Crime By Gregg Barak Vol. 8, No. 6, 1986, pp. 8-9 According to FBI figures for 1985, the four largest cities in Alabama–Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, and Montgomery–all registered increases in their crime rates that exceeded
A Southerner in South Africa By Paul M. Gaston Vol. 8, No. 6, 1986, pp. 9-15 Few visitors return from South Africa these days with good news or give us much reason to be hopeful. Like those who have visited
Row Upon Row: Sea Grass Baskets of the South Carolina Lowcountry By Dale Rosengarten Vol. 8, No. 6, 1986, pp. 17-24 Coiled sea grass basketry flourishes today in the tidewater region of South Carolina. In all seasons, or any given