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Civil rights tourism sees more demand and destinations

Jan 12, 2018
From new attractions in Atlanta to a U.S. Civil Rights Trail, tourism around civil rights history is growing.
Tom Houck runs a three-hour in-depth civil rights tour in Atlanta. It's one of several across the South.
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The Edelmans: 50 years of fighting for equality

Jul 21, 2016
The couple who met on Kennedy's Delta tour and have carried on his torch for change.
 Marian Wright Edelman (foreground, right) escorts Robert Kennedy (center with back to camera) on his historic tour of the Mississippi Delta.
Courtesy of James Lucas Estate

Is unemployment really worse in the South?

Nov 3, 2014
Jobless rates are up in some Southern states. But the numbers may be misleading.

At some Wal-Marts, health care in your shopping cart

Sep 23, 2014
Wal-Mart is opening its own health clinics at some stores in the rural South.

High cotton and southern language

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Jul 23, 2014
Finding economic history in Southern expressions.

Turning a new leaf can prove elusive in tobacco-built South

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Jul 22, 2014
Mullins, South Carolina is a small town with a big past and a long memory.

The South is more likely to hand out corporate subsidies

Jun 2, 2014
The Atlanta Braves' new stadium will be funded in large part by taxpayer dollars.

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How one Tennessee county kept unemployment so low

Apr 22, 2014
Why one resident of Lincoln County, Tenn. says: "We're lucky, I guess."

R.O.T.C. refocuses recruiting on urban areas

Oct 24, 2013
The Army will close R.O.T.C. programs at 13 universities, more than half of which are in the South.

Reality TV heads to the South

Feb 17, 2012
Reality TV is cheap to make and there's a whole lot of it out there. These days, producers are finding characters in the backwoods of Louisiana.