Institute for Southern Studies - A New Vision for a Changing South

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Today, there is an important national debate underway about the South. Political strategists, grassroots organizers, funders and others concerned about social justice are grappling with critical questions: What are prospects for change in the South... More...
Lessons from the Religious Response to Hurricane Katrina August 2008 After Hurricane Katrina struck three years ago, faith and religious groups mounted an unprecedented response that made them the go-to resource for tens of thousands of storm... More...
The Costs of Being the "Most Military-Friendly State in America" March 2007 Billboards across the state declare North Carolina's new motto: "Most military-friendly state." North Carolina has long been hospitable to the... More...
What Congress Can Do to Confront the Ongoing Crisis of Hurricane Katrina February/March 2007 Eighteen months after Hurricane Katrina wreaked unprecedented devastation on the Gulf Coast, New Orleans and the rest of the hard-hit region were... More...
Region's attitudes marked by "sadness," reluctance to endure future war costs Despite strong early support for the Iraq war in the South, the region's opposition to the war now matches national levels -- and by some measures frustration is... More...
The State of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Aug/Sept 2006 Hurricane Katrina crashing into the Gulf Coast was an event that shook the world, as millions watched in horror--not only at the devastating winds and floods, but also at the shocking... More...
Is the Big Easy Ready for the Next Big Storm? June 2006 This special report from the Institute's Gulf Coast Reconstruction Watch program examines New Orleans' storm-protection infrastructure at the start of the first hurricane season after... More...