Kerah Williams

Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois

Tuskegee Institute, Alabama

Born decades before the Civil Rights Movement of Dr. King’s time, two teachers made their own strides toward racial equality.

True Grits

St. George, South Carolina

A staple of Southern cuisine, grits are one dish that knows no social divide.

The Three Kings

Indianola, Mississippi

They have the name, but music lovers the world over know they well deserve the title

Defining Line


For two and a half centuries the Mason-Dixon Line has marked cultural and political differences as much as geographical

Buying Louisiana


It was the deal of the century: Intending to buy New Orleans alone, the U.S. was offered 800,000 square miles along with it—at four cents an acre.

Ned Christie’s Last Stand

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

The infamous Cherokee outlaw was exonerated of the crime that put his name in history. It was just twenty-six years too late.

Catfish Capital of the World

Des Allemands, Louisiana &
Belzoni, Mississippi

There’s a whole lot of catfishing going on down South, and the race for a catfish king continues in the Mississippi Delta.

Memory of a Massacre

Fort Smith, Arkansas

The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith, Arkansas, remembers the eleven lives lost in 1872 with the Goingsnake Massacre exhibit.


Memphis, Tennessee

From North Carolina to Memphis to New Orleans to Little Rock, the rhythms and sounds of Pinkney Herbert’s artwork have been shaking it up in museums and studios across the South.

Fighting over Destiny: The Mexican-American War


With Mexico’s government lacking stability and America’s dream of heading West, war was looming over the Rio Grande.

Free Speech and Headlight

Holly Springs, Mississippi

Living in an era of intense racial and social conflict, Ida B. Wells used tongue and pen to fight for the rights of those to whom they had been denied.

Bigfoot Wallace


At 6’2″ this Texas Ranger was tall in stature but perhaps even taller in tales.