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Southern Cultures

Edited by Harry Watson, UNC Chapel Hill, and Marcie Cohen Ferris, UNC Chapel Hill

Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 26, 2020

Size: 7” x 10”, average length 125 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 1068-8218


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.

Malinda Maynor Lowery is an associate professor in the Department of History and is director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Marcie Cohen Ferris is associate professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Harry Watson and Marcie Cohen Ferris

Executive Editor

Ayse Erginer

Deputy Editor & Art Director

Emily Wallace

Managing Editor

Emma Calabrese

Associate Editor

Katharine Henry

Media & Production

Ashley Melzer

Poetry Editor

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Music Editor

Aaron Smithers

Editorial Assistants

Marina Greenfeld

Mitra Norowzi

Founding Editor

John Shelton Reed

Table of Contents

Fall 2020: The Women’s Issue

Guest Editor: Jessica Wilkerson

Front Porch
by Marcie Cohen Ferris


Pointing a Way Forward
by Jessica Wilkerson

Remembering Ida, Ida Remembering: Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Black Political Culture in Reconstruction-Era Mississippi
by Beth Kruse, Rhondalyn K. Peairs, Jodi Skipper, and Shennette Garrett-Scott

“The Laws Have Hurt Me”: Violence, Violation, and Black Women’s Struggles for Civil Rights
by Adriane Lentz-Smith

Photo Essay

Holding On
photographs by Andrea Morales

“Come Out Slugging!”: The Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance, 1972–1975
by Rachel Gelfand

“Saving the Life That Is Your Own”: Southern Women Writers’ Great Migrations
by Keira V. Williams

How to Become a Woman
by Gregory Samantha Rosenthal

Southern Voices

To Belong Aquí y Allá
Maggie Loredo in conversation with Perla Guerrero

“No, You’re Not Going to  Shut Me Up”: The Day Rep. Renitta Shannon Wouldn’t Sit Down for Georgia’s Abortion Ban
Renitta Shannon in conversation with Cynthia R. Greenlee

Voices from the SOHP

In Place to Make Change: NC2020 and the Commemoration of Women’s Suffrage
by Jennifer Standish, Calissa Vicenta Andersen, Siani Antoine, Flannery Fitch, and Kyende Kinoti

Not Forgotten

Enshrining Proud Shoes in Brick and Mortar: A UNC History PhD Reflects on Pauli Murray Hall
by Hilary N. Green

Mason–Dixon Lines


Resistance Poetry
haiku by Crystal Simone Smith
introduced by Sheila Smith McKoy

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