Michael Eric Dyson’s Long Time Coming is an elegy and a call to action By Kashif Andrew Graham for Chapter16.org “I can’t breathe.” Michael Eric Dyson’s Long Time…Read More Life, Breath, and Death
In Occupied Territory, Simon Balto digs at the roots of the current turmoil over race and policing By Aram Goudsouzian for Chapter16.org Every year, the Benjamin…Read More The Problem with Policing
Writers of color consider what it means to belong in the South By Kashif Andrew Graham for Chapter16.org A Measure of Belonging: Twenty-One Writers of…Read More Home, Happiness, and Hurt
OPINION By Marissa Kizer “A reformation means that masses of our people have reached the point of disillusionment with past ways and values. They don’t…Read More I couldn’t see, I couldn’t breathe. It’s time we acknowledge our collective trauma.
“Why am I repeating this story in such detail? Because white people have fear of Black folks. We do. Even when we don’t want to.”…Read More White People’s Ego Will Get You Killed
By G. Wayne Dowdy Your correspondent shares with Colonel John McLeod Keating, managing editor of the Memphis Daily Appeal during the 1878 yellow fever epidemic,…Read More Wayne Dowdy’s Dateline: Memphis, August 12, 2020
Two of the Memphis 13, and Four Periods of Desegregation in the Shelby County School System WITNESSES TO HISTORY By Sophia Mason Gordon School: An Episode…Read More Gordon School: An Episode from Memphis, Part II
Feature image: Allyson Smith helps lead a June 5, 2020, protest that proceeded through Cooper-Young and denounced police brutality and racist systems. Photo by Andrea…Read More Despite the pandemic, Generation Z activists took to the streets. Are the polls next?
By G. Wayne Dowdy In another letter to Colonel John McLeod Keating, managing editor of the Memphis Daily Appeal during the 1878 yellow fever epidemic,…Read More Wayne Dowdy’s Dateline: Memphis July 15, 2020
A revealing series of self-portraits during the quarantine Here we are again. These profiles were photographed and written during the spring months when we were…Read More “I didn’t want to exist anymore.” Quarantine Diaries, Memphis: Steve Williams