Sometimes, the haircut you want is not the haircut you need.
A night spent searching the web for ghost stories from his home state of Virginia led Scott Hurd into the state’s dark history of sterilization and breeding to create a white master race.
By Scott Hurd /
The Clotilda was the last slave ship to sail from western Africa to the American South. When slavery ended, the boat’s captives built Africatown, their own self-sustaining community on Mobile Bay. With this week’s release of a new Netflix documentary, their story is about to reach the entire world.
By Cynthia Tucker and Frye Gaillard /
In Spring Creek, Florida, three young oyster farming operations demonstrate the modern response to the decline of traditional oyster harvesting along the Panhandle.
By Erich Martin /
His grandmother made the best apple-spice jam this side of heaven. Keeping her tradition alive is about more than preserving food. It preserves memories, too.
By George Lancaster /
The South lost one of its greatest artists this week, and Salvation South brings you two remembrances of the truth-telling singer from Butcher Holler, Kentucky.
By Chuck Reece /
During a youth beset by polio and grinding poverty, Hattie Duncan learned a way of creativity that gave her a generous outlook on life and helped her become a beloved Southern folk artist.
By Shawn Pitts /
For the last 68 years, the Alabama National Fair in Montgomery has drawn thousands of people for 10 days of family fun — with roller coasters, prize livestock and maybe, if they’re lucky, some saltwater taffy.