To live here, you have to fight: What organizing looks like in the South

In an op-ed published on the day of his funeral, Congressman John Lewis offered one final lesson. “Democracy is not a state,” he wrote. “It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.”

By |2020-09-09T09:26:17-05:00August 31, 2020|Economy, Feature, Justice, Podcast, Politics, Race, Reckon Interview|

‘I’m scared of you,’ young speaker says to police officer at Huntsville city council meeting

They came to the Huntsville city council to ask questions and levy criticism after police twice last week released tear gas to break up protests over the death of George Floyd. More than three dozen people spoke, some firing harsh words at Huntsville police Chief Mark McMurray and Mayor Tommy Battle and others wanting to know why the protests were halted in a militaristic manner.

By |2020-06-16T17:11:01-05:00June 12, 2020|Justice, Race, Story|

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 |2020-06-16T16:16:51-05:00June 8, 2020|Race, Story|