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Southern Spaces
A journal about real and imagined spaces and places of the US South and their global connections

In Memory Hill Cemetery

I've come here to take a photograph of Flannery O'Connor's grave. With me are mockingbirds, robins, and cardinals, nervous, never lighting long, flitting from headstone to bough to picket. I...

Lyrics to Pretty Saro

As sung by Cas Wallin, Madison County, North Carolina When I first come to this country in eighteen and forty nine I saw many fair lovers, but I never saw...

Additional Audio Clips from Terry Easton Interview

Eric Kocher, an attorney for homeless workers, talks about legal issues and labor pools. Audio interview with Terry Easton, December 11, 2002, Atlanta, Georgia. Eric Kocher talks about other strategies...

Scarecrow

...Father, the use of our hands. Published in Please (Kalamazoo, Michigan: New Issues Poetry & Prose, Western Michigan University, 2009). Published: 4 March 2010© 2010 Jericho Brown and Southern Spaces...

The Bulletinβ€”June 26, 2012

...of the bill (passed as  HB 496  and  SB 400 ) in 2010, and its affirmation in the nation's highest court on Tuesday, was heralded as a  major civil rights victory ....

At Liberty (1964)

Louis Allen, 31 January 1964, Liberty, Mississippi   The morning train is turning like a compass needlenow the night has folded all its schedules in the stands of pine and...

Emporia newspapers

The Emporia Times and Emporia Republican. "Nigger Assaults White Woman." July 14, 1905.   NIGGER ASSAULTS WHITE WOMANHOUSE OF MRS. LUSK ENTERED — NIGGER WAS CAPTUREDAND IDENTIFIED BY HIS VICTIM...

The Crowd He Becomes

15 September 1963, Birmingham Later he will say he did not do it, he was home at breakfast, just ask the wife, say they heard some radio preacher doing love...