The company’s decision to recognize its debt to a slave, first reported last year by The New York Times, is a momentous turn in the history of Southern foodways. Even as black innovators in Southern cooking and agriculture are beginning to get their due, the tale of American whiskey is still told as a whites-only affair, about Scots-Irish settlers who… Continue reading "When Jack Daniel’s Failed to Honor a Slave, an Author Rewrote History"
Category: Slavery (Historical)
Such are the irreconcilable parameters of an ugly battle over race and history in New Orleans that seems to only be growing uglier, one that demonstrates the Confederacy’s enduring power to divide Americans more than 150 years after the cause was lost. Photo Protesters shouted at supporters of keeping Confederate monuments on display at Lee Circle in New Orleans on… Continue reading "Tempers Flare Over Removal of Confederate Statues in New Orleans"
But perhaps no college has had to handle the effort as gingerly as Ole Miss. Though the Confederate flag was banished from the campus two decades ago and “Dixie” is no longer played at football games, the ghosts of the Old South still roam the magnolia-scented campus, and many alumni hold fast to traditions. The Lamar Hall plaque is one… Continue reading "Ole Miss Edges Out of Its Confederate Shadow, Gingerly"