Jesse Helms

SC and Mandela: Give credit where credit is due   |   December 12, 2013
By Kevin Alexander Gray, Free Times I was truly surprised that all our major daily paper could offer South Carolinians and the world after Nelson Mandela's death was a 1998...

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: How Art Pope helped turn back the clock on voting rights in North Carolina   |   August 29, 2013
By Sue Sturgis, with research by Marion T. Johnson When Montravias King, a senior at North Carolina's historically black Elizabeth City State University, showed up at a...

 

The Southern exception   |   February 15, 2013
By Jordan Green, YES! Weekly The cover of Southern Exposure magazine in the fall of 1996 depicted Bill Clinton grasping a Confederate battle flag beside a bayonet-wielding Newt...

 

Is the 4th Circuit veering back to the center?   |   February 14, 2013
By Sharon McCloskey, NC Policy Watch It's been nearly a decade since the New York Times profiled the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond -- the court of last resort...

 

Should Congress name a Southern post office after a segregationist, vote-suppressing senator?   |   December 5, 2012
U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) has introduced a bill to name the historic Century Post Office in Raleigh, N.C. after one of the capital city's political legends, U.S. Sen....

 

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...

 

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...

 

Jesse Helms' nephew continues family's anti-civil rights legacy in North Carolina   |   February 21, 2012
The board of commissioners in Wake County, N.C. voted yesterday to endorse a constitutional ban on gay marriage in an effort led by Chairman Paul Coble, the nephew of former U.S....

 

Art That Refuses To Shut Up and Shut Down (1996)   |   January 31, 1996
This winter's issue pursues some of the loose ends left dangling by the mainstream media and its sound-byte attention span. Donald Wildmon and the Helms attack on the NEA...

 

To Hell with Helms (1985)   |   February 1, 1985
Excerpt from The Introduction: North Carolina's bitterly contested 1984 U.S. Senate race between Jesse Helms and Jim Hunt will easily go down in history as one of the meanest,...

 

The Poisoning of Louisiana (1984)   |   March 1, 1984
Excerpt from The Cover Story: The state's most popular politician since Huey Long, Edwards was a conservative congressman in the 1960s. A more liberal Edwards first won the...

 

Elections Grassroots Strategies for Change (1984)   |   February 2, 1984
Excerpt from cover story: When a million people march for peace, when an overwhelming majority of Americans favor equal rights for women, when most people cherish the environment...

 

Passing Glances (1978)   |   September 1, 1978
Excerpt from "ADAMS'  JOURNEY": Who exactly — them or me — first came up with the idea, I'm not certain. No matter. The Institute for Southern Studies staff asked if I would...