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Excerpt from "The Lion Roars": Wilma Berry loved to bake. She taught herself to make pastries and pies, and was proud of her skill in the kitchen. So when she was offered a job as a cake decorator at the local Food Lion supermarket, she was thrilled... More...
Excerpt from The Cover Story: If she were alive, she'd be sixty-seven. But she died at nine, in agony. And so while she lives in a few minds still, she lives by the name she was always called in family stories —Little Frances. The stories were few... More...
Excerpt from The Cover Section: In trying to answer those questions, we combed the South for models of governments and public programs that work. And we found them. They span a broad spectrum — from health care to the arts, from protecting the... More...
Excerpt from Cover Story: ...Cochran knew he needed a new crop, and needed it fast. So like a few of his fellow farmers in the Mississippi Delta, he flooded several of his fields and stocked them with catfish. "I started messing around with... More...
Excerpt from The Cover Section: The current focus on "crime in the streets" diverts public attention from much deadlier and costlier "crime in the suites." Corporate price fixing, bank fraud, and job discrimination rob citizens of untold billions... More...
Excerpt from The Cover Story: In 1976, Southern Exposure put together a special double issue on labor entitled "Here Come a Wind." Back then, the region was in the midst of a manufacturing boom. Factories were flocking south in search of a warmer... More...
Excerpt from The Cover Story: The Civil War was, as Robert Penn Warren has written, "the greatest single event in our history"—not just for the South, but for the nation as a whole. In four years, it affected every facet of American life,... More...
  Excerpt from Cover Story For Kathy Olsen, former director of the All Women's Health Center in Ocala, Florida, the worst nightmare became real — not just once but twice in a month. One night last year she was... More...
Excerpt from the Cover Section: Painful images of "mentally ill" people confront us every day. TV evangelist Jim Bakker has a nervous breakdown. He is manacled and driven away, disheveled and sobbing, to a mental institution. Talk show host Oprah... More...
Excerpt from The Cover Story: Kentucky Fried Chicken. Chicken McNuggets. Chick and biscuits. From the time we take our first bite of chicken as children, primal instinct and mass marketing tell us that anything we eat with our fingers must be finger... More...