The Troubled History of MLK Day

The Troubled History of MLK Day

For most people in the United States, Monday, January 16, is a holiday known as Martin Luther King Day (often abbreviated MLK Day). But if you happen to live in Arkansas, Alabama, or Mississippi, then it’s Martin Luther King Day and Robert E. Lee Day. This might come...
News From Around the South 1/9 to 1/16

News From Around the South 1/9 to 1/16

ALABAMA: President Designates Three Civil Rights Sites as National Monuments As he approached his last week as the US President, Barack Obama designated three national monuments that represent post-Civil War Reconstruction and Civil Rights heritage. Announced...
Hollywood’s Civil War History

Hollywood’s Civil War History

California is famous for the 1849 Gold Rush, but how many people realize that its gold paid for one-fourth of the Union’s Civil War expenses? The state’s important but sometimes overlooked role in the conflict gave West Hollywood a Civil War history of its own – and...
News From Around the South 1/2 to 1/9

News From Around the South 1/2 to 1/9

FLORIDA: Film Document’s Florida’s Contribution to Confederacy COCOA, Fla. – Florida joined the Confederate States of America at the beginning of the Civil War, as third of the original seven states to secede from the Union, following Lincoln’s 1860...
Is ‘Speculation’ News?

Is ‘Speculation’ News?

At the dawn of 2017, let us offer a philosophical question for the news media. If the scourge of the new year is “fake news,” should we not concede that it’s not news to speculate about what will happen after a news event? The problem is, without...