Debbie Elliott appears in the following:
Friday, November 22, 2013
Louisiana is paying tribute Friday to the Rev. T.J. Jemison, a strong and steady voice against unequal treatment for blacks in the Jim Crow South. Jemison helped organize a bus boycott in Baton Rouge in 1953 and later advised Martin Luther King Jr. and others on how to orchestrate the Montgomery boycott.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
In a special election to replace retired GOP Congressman Jo Bonner, one candidate believes in "dying on the hill" to repeal Obamacare. His opponent wants to go to Washington to "get something done."
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The Congressional Gold Medals for Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley come 50 years after the black girls were killed by a Ku Klux Klan bomb. Just as the federal recognition is long in coming, so was justice.
Saturday, September 07, 2013
Writer and illustrator Sandra Boynton recruited some of rock and country music's finest to create an eclectic collection of tunes for her new album and songbook, Frog Trouble.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Federal and state officials voted Thursday on a plan to restore the Gulf Coast. The meeting in New Orleans is intended to set a course for recovery from the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
It's been eight years since the hurricane devastated the city's Lower 9th Ward. Resident Ronald Lewis says rebuilding is a story still in progress. In a shed in his backyard, he's collected New Orleans memorabilia, evidence "of the resilience of the people."
Monday, August 19, 2013
Parents in some rural Alabama counties are asking a federal court to block a new state law that gives tax breaks to families who transfer out of failing schools. They argue that their children aren't getting a fair shot at a quality education.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Tad Pierson has made a career out of his love for cars and American music. He says there are "fewer and fewer real-deal places to go and hear the real stuff," but it's his job to find and share it — one carload of listeners at a time.
Saturday, July 06, 2013
Dynamite Hill is a section in Birmingham so nicknamed because Ku Klux Klan members regularly bombed its streets during the Civil Rights era. NAACP attorney Arthur Shores had a home in this middle-class African-American neighborhood.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
The world's largest retailer Wal-Mart is joining the list of companies severing ties with southern food star Paula Deen. The Savannah, Georgia-based cook and restaurateur has been on the front burner since an admission she used a racial slur in the past.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Celebrity chef Paula Deen appeared on The Today Show on Tuesday to address the controversy over her past use of racial epithets, among other things.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
In the state where the Supreme Court case got its start, many officials lauded the justices' ruling as an acknowledgement that times have changed. But others are skeptical that enough progress has really been made.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Food can reveal a lot about a person's history and values. A video history project is collecting the public's food memories — from grandma's cornbread to the favorite restaurants of civil rights giants — as a way to document the rituals of a changing South.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
In Jackson, Miss., bells tolled for slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Wednesday was the 50th anniversary of his death. Many in Jackson are marking Evers' death and looking ahead.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
The assassination of the NAACP field secretary galvanized a growing civil rights movement, the effects of which are still being felt across the South today.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Oil giant BP has agreed to pay $1 billion for coastal restoration along the Gulf of Mexico because of the 2010 oil spill. But the nature of some of the projects, including boat ramps and a beachfront hotel, has some environmental groups raising questions about what counts as coastal restoration.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Royal Dutch Shell is pushing ahead with plans for the world's deepest offshore oil and gas production facility. It will be nearly two miles beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. It is testing the bounds of the oil and gas industry's capability to drill ever deeper.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
In Birmingham, Ala., on Thursday, children took to downtown streets in a reenactment of historic events there 50 years ago. It's part of a series of events this year marking Birmingham's crucial role in the civil rights movement.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
James Everett Dutschke faces charges of sending poisoned letters to President Obama and other officials. He's the second suspect federal authorities have arrested in the case. Another man was released from jail last week after a lack of physical evidence tying him to the ricin-tainted letters.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Philadelphia journalist and author Rod Dreher moved back to his hometown in Louisiana after his sister died there in 2010, and adopted the community she left behind. His experiences led to the book The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life.