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A Deeper South
26 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
RE(ADS): "The Souls of Black Folk"
Introducing RE(ADS): a new segment of the ADS podcast in which we take a single passage from a work that has influenced our journey over the last 25 years, and discuss it. In this first installment, John chooses a passage from W.E.B. Du Bois' classic work, "The Souls of Black Folk." Published in 1903, much of it was written during Du Bois' first stint in Atlanta as a professor at Atlanta University. The passage for today, taken from Chapter Four, "On the Wings of Atalanta," arises out of Du Bois' experience of Atlanta as the model city of the New South, and offers a prophetic and still timely critique of the dangers of "Mammonism."
28 minutes | Jun 27, 2022
Ramblin' On Our Mind: Looking Towards the 25th Anniversary Tour (Part Two)
Read the transcript at adeepersouth.com/podcast/2022/6/20/ramblinonmymind2
16 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
Ramblin’ On Our Mind: Looking Towards the 25th Anniversary Tour (Part One)
Read the transcript at adeepersouth.com/podcast/2022/6/20/ramblinonmymind1
16 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Gone in Milledgeville
Read the story and see photographs from the site at https://www.adeepersouth.com/stories/2019/6/30/milledgeville
23 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
Read the story and see photographs at https://www.adeepersouth.com/stories/2019/4/22/rumblingman
8 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
After Los Angeles
On Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard In the West End of Atlanta, two completely divergent versions of the city's history sit right next door to each other.
15 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
Next Door Is a World Away
In a corner of Putnam County in Georgia, surrounded by new lakefront developments, the homes of two famous Georgia authors sit back-to-back. Though essentially next-door neighbors, they inhabited totally different, even contrary, cultural and imaginative worlds.
12 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Mobile is a Whole New Inkblot
There’s a version of American history that we all learned in school: before it was a nation, the slipshod collection of English colonies began in New England and Virginia, and then gradually spread west and south. America was a porous, fibrous sheet of paper, the first settlements like inkblots that slowly bled out towards the edges of the blank white page. Expansion moved right to left: first Georgia, then Alabama, then Mississippi, and so on. But Mobile is a whole new inkblot. Read the story and see photographs at: https://www.adeepersouth.com/stories/2019/1/28/mobile
8 minutes | Jan 17, 2020
Read the story and see photographs at https://www.adeepersouth.com/stories/2019/1/11/sunken-traces
8 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
The Power of Paper
In Taylor County, Georgia, in 1946, an African-American man voted in a Democratic primary for the first time. The next day, he was murdered. The episode prompted the future leader of America's Civil Rights Movement to write his first publication.
5 minutes | Jan 3, 2020
What I Did Not See in Tuskegee
Twenty-one years after our first visit to the campus of Tuskegee University in 1997, we return to see a completely different side of the famous Alabama college town that we missed the first time around.
8 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Locked in Hell in Amnesiaville
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4 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
The Room Where It Happened
At Andalusia, the house where Flannery O'Connor spent the last thirteen years of her life writing stories, novels, letters and essays that would permanently screw me up for the better, we find an unexpected token of our first visit there twenty-four years earlier.
3 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Coffee with Dante
3 minutes | Dec 18, 2019
Welcome to A Deeper South
The vision of A Deeper South is rooted in the idea that the spiritual, political, and cultural health of a nation, region, city, town, or person depends upon an honest and unflinching memory; that the gravest danger to our cities and ourselves is a willful amnesia; that hope is to be found through the work of active remembrance, putting back together the fragments of personhood scattered by a culture of selective memory. We hope you will join the journey.
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