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Remembering Guy Carawan, civil rights activist and folk singer

Civil rights activist and folk singer Guy Carawan died on May 3 after a long illness. Guy and his wife Candie co-authored Sing For Freedom: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs, published by NewSouth Books in 2007. Carawan was perhaps best known for introducing the song “We Shall Overcome” to the civil rights movement. In a tribute to the musician, National Public Radio featured excerpts from an archived story on the song …

Journey to the Wilderness by Frye Gaillard a beautiful “meditation” on how Civil War is remembered

Journey to the Wilderness: War, Memory, and a Southern Family’s Civil War Letters, by award-winning author Frye Gaillard and newly published by NewSouth Books, has garnered strong early reviews. Readers praise the elegance of Gaillard’s prose and the insight of his commentary on a very personal topic: his ancestors’ Civil War experiences and his own changing view of the war from his typical Southern upbringing through his adult reflections on its effects and meaning …

The Week on Bob Zellner’s walk to protest demise of rural American healthcare

The USA edition of the British paper The Week featured Bob Zellner (pictured fourth from left), author of The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement, published by NewSouth Books, in a article on the partnership between a conservative and a progressive activist advocating on behalf of rural healthcare, an endangered species …

Guy and Candie Carawan honored for lifetime of social justice cultural education

Guy and Candie Carwan, authors of Sing For Freedom: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs, published by NewSouth Books, were honored recently by the East Tennessee Historical Society, the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound, McClung Historical Collection, and the Knox County Public Library with a celebration of their work for social justice. The program included a photography exhibit, showing of rare video footage from the civil rights era, and a musical performance …

Jacqueline Matte participates in MOWA Choctaw Indians Annual Pow-Wow

Jacqueline Matte, author of They Say the Wind Is Red: The Alabama Choctaw — Lost in Their Own Land, still remains active with the MOWA Choctaw tribe whose history she documented, including attending the MOWA Choctaw Indians Annual Pow-Wow, held each year in October, “like a homecoming,” Matte says …

 
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