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Archive for April 2010

The First ‘Black Power’ Flyer?

Rider Joan Mulholland emailed me the exquisite document above recently: Here’s a scan of a handbill (from Canton?) I came across in my “stuff” the other day — something I’d forgotten about over the years. I got it on the Meredith March, which I joined at Tougaloo for the last day. It had been folded […]

States’ Rights Now, States’ Rights Tomorrow, States’ Rights Forever

States’ Rights! has once again become the go-to response for those eager to contest actions by the federal government. The phrase’s breakout moment came early last year, during the stimulus fight, when governors Mark Sanford and Rick Perry, among others, began giving voice to the Southern grito. More recently it have been the basis for […]