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Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman offers unique political perspective in national media upon release of Stealing Our Democracy

Don Siegelman, who served as Alabama’s governor from 1999 to 2003, was wrongfully convicted in proceedings he calls politically motivated. He spent more than five years in prison, including, tragically, time in solitary confinement. Now released, Siegelman has become something quite dangerous in the political game: a motivated policy genius who doesn’t need to worry […]

NewSouth author, pastor Alan Cross, reckons with Christian response to racism and coronavirus in national media

Call it tough love. Alan Cross, a Southern Baptist pastor and NewSouth author, wants to hold accountable Christians who fail to follow the teachings of the Bible in times of social change and strife. Cross had this to say when speaking with NPR recently about how Christians have responded to the killing of George Floyd: […]

Sidney Lanier’s legacy in question with school renaming

The controversy surrounding schools bearing Confederate names brings into question how figures like Sidney Lanier deserve to be recognized. Vanished in the Unknown Shade, a biography of Lanier, was a small local project for us at NewSouth Books, the chance to work again with the talented and irrepressible Helen Blackshear, former poet laureate of Alabama, […]

NewSouth mourns the passing of Constance Curry

We mourn the recent loss of Constance “Connie” Curry, eighty-six, a friend of NewSouth Books and a chronicler of those who made a progressive difference in the civil rights era. An activist with a long history at the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and other civil rights organizations, Curry was on the right side of history; […]

Ken Woodley, author of The Road to Healing, provides spiritual guidance in difficult times with April meditations for Forward Day by Day

Ken Woodley is strong of character and driven by heart. These qualities emerge in high relief in The Road to Healing, his history of Massive Resistance in Prince Edward County following Brown v. Board that also describes his years-long effort to secure reparations for those affected. For those of us who know Woodley (who is […]

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