Categories & Tags: Jim Crow

Remembering Southern Black freedom fighter Mabel Williams   |   April 25, 2014
Mabel Williams, who with her husband Robert F. Williams called for armed self-defense against racist violence in Jim Crow North Carolina and lived in exile in Cuba and China for a...

 

NC backslides on voting rights by disqualifying 'right church, wrong pew' ballots   |   December 20, 2013
Among the many controversial elements of North Carolina’s new Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA), which requires a photo ID to vote, is the disqualification of...

 

Tea party group seeks to hide donors under Jim Crow-era exemption   |   October 22, 2013
A national tea party group is asking the Federal Election Commission for an unusual exemption to donor disclosure requirements, arguing that releasing the identity of its...

 

What the feds' voting rights lawsuit could mean for North Carolina   |   October 1, 2013
Yesterday U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder formally announced his plans to sue the the state of North Carolina for passing what many civil rights advocates have called the worst...

 

Claiming and teaching the 1963 March on Washington   |   August 22, 2013
By Bill Fletcher Jr., Zinn Education Project August 28 will mark the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Publicly associated with Dr. King...

 

Meet the 92-year-old plaintiff challenging restrictive NC voting law   |   August 14, 2013
After North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) quietly signed into law one of the most restrictive voting bills in the nation, civil rights groups filed lawsuits challenging its...

 

The racist history of voter challenge provisions in NC 'monster' election bill   |   August 8, 2013
There is a lot to be concerned about in North Carolina's omnibus elections bill, which voting rights advocates have dubbed a "Monster Law." Indeed, HB 589 -- which...

 

A Colorblind Constitution: What Abigail Fisher's affirmative action case is really about   |   March 19, 2013
By Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica When the NAACP began challenging Jim Crow laws across the South, it knew that, in the battle for public opinion, the particular plaintiffs...

 

From the Southern Exposure Archives: With the People   |   January 18, 2013
Interview with James Orange by Bob Hall This year marks the 40th anniversary of Southern Exposure, the print magazine published by the Institute for Southern Studies, the...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Jim Crow goes to the polls   |   November 9, 2012
Number of states where Republican lawmakers passed new voting restrictions in the run-up to this year's election that critics said would suppress the youth, African-American...

 

James Meredith, still a loner, still on a mission, 50 years later   |   October 1, 2012
By Joe Atkins, Labor South OXFORD, Miss. – James Meredith's new book, A Mission from God, co-authored with William Doyle, sometimes reads like the opening confession in...

 

Everything you've ever wanted to know about voter ID laws   |   July 24, 2012
By Suevon Lee, ProPublica Voter IDs laws have become a political flashpoint in what's gearing up to be another close election year. Supporters say the laws -- which 30 states...

 

VOICES: Reflections on the passage of NC's cynical Amendment One   |   May 9, 2012
By Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President, North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP For 103 years the NAACP has fought for equal rights for all people. We have always...

 

Faith In The Gulf: Report (2008)   |   February 2, 2008
Religious faith has always been a powerful force in American life. Writing in the early eighth century, French chronicler Alexis de Tocqueville observed that American civilization...

 

Associated Press looks South   |   November 29, 2005
Posted by R. Neal The Associated Press had a recent series of articles about the South and what it means to be Southern. The articles ran in local papers all over the region and...

 

DOJ voter rights investigation trumped by administration higher-ups   |   November 17, 2005
Posted by R. Neal The Washington Post reports that a DOJ Civil Rights Division investigation into Georgia's controversial voter ID legislation concluded that the law...

 

Other stories from Election 2005   |   November 9, 2005
You've already read the headline stories about yesterday's elections. Here are a few other odds and ends about Election Day 2005: ARKANSAS GAMBLING: Voters passed ballot...

 

The world is watching North Carolina   |   November 3, 2005
Today in Raleigh, North Carolina, state workers will be holding a historic public hearing. Jurists from around the world will hear testimony from employees about racist incidents...

 

New from Southern Exposure: "East Meets South"   |   October 12, 2005
As you may know, blogging isn't the only thing we do at the Institute. We also publish Southern Exposure, the award-winning journal of politics and culture. And the latest...

 

How Old is the "Old South?"   |   September 14, 2005
Last Monday, Condoleeza Rice commented that what happened in the Gulf shows that race and poverty can still come together "in a very ugly way" in parts of the "Old...

 

Burying Jim Crow   |   June 14, 2005
I started to write this in the comments, but it became too long for the main page. I suppose I should myself apologize for singling out a commenter, but it's not like we get...

 

Now They're Sorry   |   June 2, 2005
Wachovia Corp., the biggest bank in these parts (the Carolinas) and one of the biggest in the nation after a merger/acquisition spree in the past few years, just apologized for...