Sarah Smith: After Mississippi Flooding, Red Cross Stumbles AgainMay 2016
The director of Mississippi’s Emergency Management Agency called the Red Cross’ disaster response “marginal at best.”
This Little Light of OursJune 2014
The Freedom Summer director on Mississippi and the role of music in civil rights.
Hey MamaMarch 2014
A black mother and her son talk about language and love in the South.
Beating the DrumMarch 2014
The National Book Award winner on substance abuse in the rural South and being told she’d written “just a Southern book.”
Against Bless-Your-Heart MannersMarch 2014
On the paradox of LGBT churchgoers, Mississippi’s copycat anti-gay bill, and the South’s damaging culture of politeness.
No Mercy in MotionSeptember 2013
Five fucking years, I thought. This is what my brother’s life is worth in Mississippi. Five years.