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"It's Monday and the South is rising"
“It’s Monday and the South is rising”

“It’s Monday and the South is rising” from Jonathan Michels on Vimeo. North Carolina has a strong history of people fighting for social justice from Reconstruction to the civil rights movement. The most current incarnation of this struggle is the Moral Monday movement. During the summer of 2013, seasoned a…


If you've never shot drugs, you ain't got a clue: Steve's story
If you’ve never shot drugs, you ain’t got a clue: Steve’s story

This article was originally published in the Spring 2017 issue of Scalawag Magazine. You can read the original article that was published online here. Editor’s note: In our Spring 2017 issue, we published the remarkable, first-person stories of two advocates who’ve spent years fighting for the humane treatment o…


Grant for oral history transcriptions
Grant for oral history transcriptions

I was recently been awarded a grant by the Southern Oral History Project at the Center for the Study of the American South to transcribe several of my oral history interviews about the Moral Monday movement. Interviewees include Timothy Tyson, Nancy Petty, Al McSurely, John Mendez and other participants in the movement that…