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Get started on holiday shopping for your Southern family and friends. Sale runs through Sunday, December 4.

Amy Ray Gives Thanks

In this special Thanksgiving feature, Indigo Girl Amy Ray talks about her new album, “If It All Goes South.” She explains how she made peace with the negativity that accompanied growing up gay in the Southern church, how her practice of gratitude is helping her transform into an “optimist Southerner,” and the ongoing importance of being earnest.

Happy Thanksgiving From Us and Amy

Indigo Girl Amy Ray talks to Salvation South about Thanksgiving and all things Southern.

A Thanksgiving Poem

From the North Carolina mountains comes a poem to remind us that the simplest moments are the things for which we should give the greatest thanks.

All Thanksgiving, All the Time

We give thanks for you and your support — and offer a week full of Thanksgiving stories.

Floor Bird

In north Mississippi, close to the Tennessee line, the extended Brown family reunites for Thanksgiving. And sometimes, they tell their secrets.

Thanksgiving Oysters

In the Ross household, a turkey on the Thanksgiving table was never enough. Oysters were required.

Uncomfortable Food

A queer Southern mother’s complicated relationship with Chick-fil-A.

No Rest for the Lion

After the Civil War, the Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association erected a monument to the Confederate dead in the city’s historic Oakland Cemetery. In 2021, it was removed. Writer Mark Beaver ponders what the evolution of that cemetery tells Southerners about themselves.

Old Fort’s New Start

How a diverse crew of community-minded visionaries is betting on outdoor recreation to blaze trails to a more inclusive future for a sleepy Western North Carolina town.

Voting — From the Inside Out

An award-winning novelist — and a poll worker — shares a firsthand account of how she and her colleagues battle to ensure we all have the opportunity to vote.

Two Poems by Rebecca Baggett

A poet from Athens, Georgia, offers verses filled with beautiful visions about the power of conversation — both unearthly and earthly.

A Year of Hope and Healing

Salvation South came to life one year ago, and now we need your help to keep it alive.