Southern Cultures

Edited by Marcie Cohen Ferris, UNC Chapel Hill and Regina N. Bradley, Kennesaw State University


Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 30, 2024

Size: 7” x 10”, average length 160 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: Print 1068-8218; Digital 1543-1488


UNC Press joins with the UNC Center for the Study of the American South in publishing Southern Cultures. Founded by John Shelton Reed, this award-winning journal explores the history, politics, folklore, literature, and art of the South. Each issue includes articles and essays; reviews of books, museum exhibitions, films, and sound recordings; and regular features, such as “South Polls,” which present public opinion polls on topics of regional interest. For more information, visit the Southern Cultures website.

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Marcie Cohen Ferris and Regina N. Bradley

Executive Editor

Ayşe Erginer

Deputy Editor & Art Director

Emily Wallace

Managing Editor

Annie Lubinsky

Associate Editor

Irene Newman

Assistant Editor

Jessica Blumenthal

Poetry Editors

Gabrielle Calvocoressi
Destiny Hemphill

Music Editor

Aaron Smithers

Founding Editors

John Shelton Reed and Harry Watson

Table of Contents

Spring 2024
The Vote


Meeting the Moment for Democracy
Errin Haines

The Voting Rights Act beyond the Headlines
Emilye Crosby, Judy Richardson

“Blocks for Freedom”: Sewing for Voting
in Post–Jim Crow Mississippi
William Sturkey


A Real Evidence of Community: Poll Worker Portraits in
the North Carolina Piedmont
Kate Medley

“White supremacy in North Carolina rests in woman’s hands”:
Dr. Delia Dixon-Carroll and the Power of White Women Voters
Angela Page Robbins

Voting Rights in Georgia: A Short History
Orville Vernon Burton, Peter Eisenstadt


The Rhetoric and the Reality of the New Southern Strategy:
Courtland Cox, Nsé Ufot, and Charles V. Taylor Jr. in Conversation
Emilye Crosby


The South’s Democracy Struggle Reaches New Urgency
Benjamin Barber

Back Porch
Marcie Cohen Ferris


Sea Turtle Sonnet: After Cairokee
Zeina Hashem Beck

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