A LOOK AT THE EVOLUTION OF THE NEW SOUTH
Our New South offers a unique look at the evolution of the New South and how historic Southern cities, including Charlotte, North Carolina, are confronting complex issues, ranging from equity in education and immigration to civil rights, racial equality, and socioeconomic mobility. Donate to support this podcast!
Kevin Blackistone is a longtime national sports columnist now at The Washington Post, a panelist on ESPN’s Around the Horn, a professor of journalism at the University of Maryland, an occasional contributor to NPR and PBS, co-producer and co-writer of Imagining the Indian, an award-winning 2022 documentary on the history of and fight against mascoting Native Americans, and co-author of A Gift for Ron, a memoir by former NFL star Everson Walls published in November 2009 that details his kidney donation to onetime teammate Ron Springs.
Robert Greene II is an Assistant Professor of History at Claflin University. He is also the Publications Chair of the Society of U.S. Intellectual Historians and the incoming President of the African American Intellectual History Society. Dr. Greene II has written extensively on the South, Black history and memory, and political history for publications such as Oxford American, The Nation, Dissent, Scalawag, and Jacobin, among others. Dr. Greene II is co-editor, along with Dr. Tyler D. Parry, of the edited volume Invisible No More: The African American Experience at the University of South Carolina, and he is currently at work on a book titled The Newest South: African Americans and the Democratic Party, 1964-2000, about the relationship between Democratic Party leaders in the South and African American voters.
Our New South is produced by Next Chapter Podcasts, an independent podcast production house dedicated to original, authentic storytelling.
This project is supported by the Knight Foundation.