News Coverage Of My “People Of The South” Presentation: Now I Want To Come To Your City

As I drove the final stretch home on my Southern U.S. road trip–through Wisconsin to the Twin Cities–the idea struck me: I’m going to give a presentation about this whole experience. Over the previous 15 days, I had interviewed elderly Southerners, self-proclaimed “redneck” Southerners, Pentecostal Southerners, old hippie transplant Southerners, Progressive Southerners, retired hobby-farm Southerners, and…
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Southern Experience #7: Stories (And Lessons) From A Memphis Retirement Home

Who better to share about the South than those who’ve been there the longest? On July 27 on my Southern Experience road trip, I arrived to Memphis, Tennessee.  The next day I visited a retirement home, where I met Barry, Frank, and Margaret.  They opened up to me about growing up in the South, about what it…
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Southern Road Trip, Part 3: Interview With An Arkansas “Redneck”

The bright skies and glowing energy of Tulsa were the perfect way to kick-start my introduction–and jumping-off point–to the South. For to go to the “true” South (Oklahoma isn’t The South according to Southerners I’d later meet), I wouldn’t have to go very far south at all. Just a jaunt southeast into Arkansas. I was…
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