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This is the grave of Lucy Randolph Mason. Born to an elite Virginia family in 1882 (she was a direct descendant of George Mason), Mason dedicated her life to improving the lives of poor southerners, white and black. Like many Progressive Era women, she did not marry and instead went into voluntarism. A generation younger […]
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When we think of soil conservation (a topic I know is near and dear to all LGM readers!) we think of the Dust Bowl as the central event. And in many ways that’s true, but it has deeper roots, which is fantastic erosion created in the Southern cotton regions. Above is Providence Canyon, Georgia. This […]

A Divided South

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On April 19, 2016

Knoxville’s Henley Street Bridge lit in rainbow colors on the night the Supreme Court upheld marriage equality. Interesting piece on the changing dynamics of the South, with urban centers becomi

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Y’All

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On March 19, 2016
Wholeheartedly approved: How y’all doing? A greeting as Southern as a bowl of grits, it rolls off the tongue in a single open-mouth utterance. Sweeter than honey and often saturated with hidden meaning, it can open up a dialogue with a roomful of strangers with ease. Part of that ease hinges on the incredible versatility […]
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