In many small towns, the pastor’s words from the pulpit carry as much sway as anything released from the mayor’s office.
Politically, the South is now a Republican stronghold, though at one time it used to be the Democrat’s saving grace.
But you better watch out: some of those little old ladies’ tongues are as sharp as their smiles are wide.
Food and Family are the pillars of Southern culture, and what Mama says goes.
Slavery, segregation, and racism have tarnished the South’s past, but at the same time, the South is the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr., the iconic leader of the Civil Rights movement.
The South is known as America’s Bible Belt for a reason.
The South is a domain where football is king, and the only question of where you’ll be going on a Fall Friday night is the home bleachers, or the visitors’ stand.
Southern Hospitality is not a myth; sweet talkin’ and warm huggin’ is the greeting of choice around here.
This article is part of a series exploring the vast racial and economic inequality in Fresno, the poorest major city in California.
These stories were reported by students at the University of California at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He knew which roads were paved and he knew which way the smoke from nearby factories blew. It was his job, after all, to assess every neighborhood in the city for “desirability.” The year was 1936, and Helming, a junior field agent from a federal agency formed under the New Deal, was charged with making sense of Fresno's shifting demographics.