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Pinterest, O'Connor, and the Church

This single “pin” from Pinterest sums up one of the most frustrating things to me about how many of us view the Church. In her story “The River”, that fiery sage of the South, Flannery O’Connor, helps us understand why. 1,100 more words

Southern Fried Chicken: America's Ultimate Comfort Food. And Mine.

As I’ve mentioned before, ours was a family of modest means. But my father worked hard to see that we were able to afford some of life’s nicer things. 963 more words

Me and Jeff Davis, Part VII: His Crown of Thorns

Nothing says “Christian martyr” like a crown of thorns, but did you know that Jefferson Davis had one, too?  He did.

Preparing my manuscript on the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) often took me to the Museum of the Confederacy (MOC) in Richmond. 494 more words

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Me and Jeff Davis, Part VI: Living on Jefferson Davis Highway

In 1913, UDC President-General Rassie White conceived of a memorial project unlike any other. The organization’s success with monuments was evident throughout the South and in some northern cities, including… 446 more words

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History of Lynching in America mapped

New York Times: The most recent data on lynching, compiled by the Equal Justice Initiative, shows premeditated murders carried out by at least three people from 1877 to 1950 in 12 Southern states…



Campbell Robertson: History of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names

New York Times: A block from the tourist-swarmed headquarters of the former Texas School Book Depository sits the old county courthouse, now a museum. In 1910, a group of men rushed into the courthouse, threw a rope around the neck of a black man accused of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old white girl, and threw the other end of the rope out a window. 51 more words


Why don't Americans realize ISIL executions look awfully like the thousands of lynchings that happened on their soil?

The gruesome images of killings by ISIL (a.k.a. the Islamic State), including some of US citizens, evoke scenes from a time when similarly vicious and warrantless executions happened on a regular basis on American soil. 495 more words