On why the life and death of Emmett Till remains relevant in a Black Lives Matter World
On building community in a politically divisive era.
How the mysteries of poetry can help a writer expand the boundaries of language.
On the beautiful and mysterious photographs of William Eggleston
On a youthful first encounter with William Faulkner’s The Reivers.
Eudora Welty's "Where is the Voice Coming From?" helps show a full picture of Mississippi in 1963.
Four U.S. Poets Laureate have taught at the University of Michigan. The author shares his memories of three of them.
A look back at the joys of summer reading on an old bookmobile
A look at the ever changing mind of the American South.
Genetic testing suggests that white and black Americans have more in common than they suspect. Will this change our perception of race?
Now is the time to reconsider a policy that must eventually change. But simply replacing race with class isn’t the solution.
A look at the significance of Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail
An analysis of the comments made by Trent Lott at Strom Thurmond’s Birthday Party in 2002.
A meditation on the integration of the University of Mississippi 25 years later