About Lily Jackson

Lily Jackson is a journalist covering young southerners & culture for Reckon.

University of Alabama, in first step, to remove three Confederate plaques from campus

Three Confederate memorial plaques are to be removed from the University of Alabama campus. The decision came from the Board of Trustees of the UA System, in consultation with Stuart Bell, UA president, according to a release from the UA System on Monday afternoon. The three plaques are located on and in front of the Gorgas Library, and they will be relocated to a “more appropriate historical setting.”

By |2020-06-16T16:16:51+00:00June 8, 2020|Race, Story|

Protest in Mobile is young, diverse and very peaceful

Situated between a World War I monument and a Confederate Civil War cannon, around 100 young activists gathered in Mobile’s Memorial Park Thursday afternoon to protest the death of George Floyd and other black people who died at the hands of police. Compared to the civil unrest seen in Mobile on Sunday and in Birmingham and Huntsville over the last five days, Thursday’s protest in the Port City was remarkably different. Protesters, who lined Old Government Street and Government Street, were young, diverse, and very peaceful.

By |2020-06-16T16:17:22+00:00June 4, 2020|Justice, Race, Story|

How are extroverts finding purpose without people?

The unmistakable riff from the early ’90s grunge hit, “Smells Like Teen Spirit," by Nirvana has been keeping Anna Mahan busy in quarantine. Mahan, a recent graduate of the University of North Alabama, has been trying to fill every moment of self-isolation with engaging activities, like learning chords on her new guitar, streaming shows, and reading books. In a non-pandemic world, the self-described extrovert would be working closely with others at her now-canceled internship in Honduras.

By |2020-06-16T16:18:29+00:00May 8, 2020|Life & Culture, Story|