News From Around the South 7/8 to 7/15

News From Around the South 7/8 to 7/15

NORTH CAROLINA: Confederate Flag Wristbands Dumped After Mixup When Sage Magness went to a public pool near Winston-Salem, staff handed out what appeared at first glance to be patriotic red, white and blue wristbands for entry, an obvious choice for the 4th of July...
The Constitution, Census and Citizenship

The Constitution, Census and Citizenship

Late last month, the Supreme Court ruled on a challenge to a question that the Commerce Department announced it would add to the 2020 census. The census itself has been mandated by the Constitution to be taken every 10 years so that representation in the House of...
Lessons From Past Migrations

Lessons From Past Migrations

International migration is one of the most pervasive social phenomena of our times. According to recent UN estimates, as of 2017, there were almost 260 million migrants around the world. In the last five decades, the number of foreign born individuals living in the...
Our Free Speech Crisis

Our Free Speech Crisis

The First Amendment to our Constitution was proposed by the 1788 Virginia ratification convention during its narrow 89 to 79 vote to ratify the Constitution. Virginia’s resolution held that the free exercise of religion, right to assembly and free speech could...
News From Around the South 7/1 to 7/8

News From Around the South 7/1 to 7/8

ILLINOIS: Band with ‘Confederate’ in Name Dumped From Festival; Protests Planned CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois is at the center of a national conversation about the First Amendment after the country rock band Confederate Railroad was removed from...
The South’s Strangest Fourth of July

The South’s Strangest Fourth of July

It began like many other Fourth of July celebrations Charleston held in the decades after the United States won its independence. At 3 a.m., the traditional sound of cannon fire erupted from Citadel Green (what today is Marion Square). Members of voluntary militias...