reflections on race, religion, history & social change

February 14, 2017

Thanks to Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project for sharing this blog post from our historic preservation colleague Brittany Lavelle Tulla about the slated demolition of an important building in its care in a burgeoning suburb of Charleston:

The building now known...

March 15, 2016

I just saw this glowing review of Michele Moore's The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston (University of South Carolina Press, 2016) in the Charleston Post & Courier and am intrigued. It's the latest offering from Story River Books, the imprint of the late renowned au...

February 5, 2016

The Atlanta Baha'i Center is not just one small faith community's place of worship; it is an important site in the history of interracialism in American religious practice. While there were a handful of Baha'is, black and white, in Atlanta from early in the 20th centur...

March 31, 2015

I'm pleased to share my latest piece for the Good Men Project, entitled "Jim Crow Is Still America's National Religion...But It Doesn't Have to Be." It's a version of a talk I gave last month at the Florence County Library, slightly expanded and revised for a national...

February 3, 2015

On Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. it will be my pleasure to participate in an observance of Black History Month at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library on S. Dargan St. in Florence. The program is entitled: "A Historical Overview of the Black Experie...

February 1, 2015

Many thanks to People to People, a local human relations organization, and all the participants in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday celebration on Sunday, January 18, 2015.


The program featured a new film, Freedom Ain’t Free, by Columbia director Mr. Gene...

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