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As the South Grows: So Grows the Nation

Written by: Ryan Schlegel, Stephanie Peng

Date: June 12, 2018

“...What infrastructure do I see now? A region with a shared history that connects people – the history of slavery, oppression and rebellion. There's one thing people in Mississippi can know about people in Alabama without… Read More

As the South Grows: Bearing Fruit

Written by: Ryan Schlegel, Stephanie Peng

Date: February 27, 2018

It seems that all roads in the South lead to Atlanta. Constructed as a railroad hub connecting the Midwest to the Southeast, Atlanta was destined to become an economic powerhouse of the region. Railroads brought industry.… Read More

As the South Grows: Weathering the Storm

Written by: Ryan Schlegel, Stephanie Peng

Date: November 28, 2017

The floods come bigger and more often these days in North Carolina. On the fertile coastal plains and wetlands of the eastern part of the state, water is central to nearly everyone’s livelihood. Waterways knitted together… Read More

As the South Grows: Strong Roots

Written by: Ryan Schlegel, Stephanie Peng

Date: June 27, 2017

Chavies, Kentucky, isn’t on the way to anywhere. Located in Coal Country 200 miles as the crow flies from three of the fastest-growing economies in the country, the town of 500 is three hours from the… Read More

As the South Grows: On Fertile Soil

Written by: Ryan Schlegel, Stephanie Peng

Date: April 04, 2017

From her desk at the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth & Reconciliation, Executive Director Ainka Jackson can see the Edmund Pettus Bridge stretched across the Alabama River. The bridge carries Highway 80 from Selma upstream to… Read More

As the South Grows – The Series

The American South is home to more people than any other region in the country, and it’s still growing. Immigrant communities are on the rise, African Americans whose forebears fled Southern violence are returning, and many… Read More

As the South Grows

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