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AB Podcast #2: Eme Crawford & Ashley Crary

Due to technical difficulties, this podcast has been removed. Stay tuned for when we get Eme and Ashley back in the studio! A big welcome to Eme Crawford, Director of Advocacy at Tell Them, and Ashley Crary, Associate Director of Government Relations for South Carolina Coalition for Healthy Families Families, as they join Editor Meeghan Kane … [Read more…]

AB Podcast #1: Elizabeth McLendon

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The Auntie Bellum Podcast features Southern women movers and shakers who create change with their activism, advocacy, and art. We are proud to present the first episode of the Auntie Bellum Podcast! Join Editor Roxy Lenzo as she interviews Activist, Artist and former Auntie Bellum Associate Editor Elizabeth McLendon. McLendon is an Advocacy Mobilizer at AIDS … [Read more…]

On the eve of her new book’s release, an anniversary for Harper Lee’s classic

On this day in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird first hit book stands in the United States, leaving a deep impression during a tumultuous time of protest and defiance. Critics and activists alike lauded the book for its frank yet sensitive and somehow reassuring treatment of race and inequality in the South. Here was a … [Read more…]

Mary McLeod Bethune: Race, Equality, and Democracy

On this day in 1875, educator and civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune was born in Mayesville, South Carolina, to former slaves on a rice and cotton plantation. Most of her brothers and sisters were born into slavery, and the family’s only access to education was a one-room schoolhouse established by the Presbyterian Board of … [Read more…]

Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter on Grace and Compromise

Late into the evening, the South Carolina House of Representatives continued its debate, twenty-one days after the Charleston massacre of nine black church members by one white man. In defense of the Confederate flag, Rep. Quinn (R – Lexington) appealed to the memory of the Confederate dead, especially the youth described as so often the … [Read more…]