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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…

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First do no harm: The uneasy formation of a legal syringe exchange
First do no harm: The uneasy formation of a legal syringe exchange

This article first appeared in print in Triad City Beat on March 1, 2017. You can read the original article here. Colin Miller doesn’t want to add to the list of names tattooed on his arm. “Nathan” committed suicide in downtown Minneapolis after a five-year struggle with heroin. “Jason” died of an overdose in a [&…

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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…