Debbie Elliott

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6 Decades Later, Acquittal Of Emmett Till's Killers Troubles Town

Friday, September 25, 2015

The murder of the 14-year-old black boy and subsequent trial before an all-white jury was an early landmark in the civil rights movement.


The South Rises In Influence To Pick Republican Nominee

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Candidates are expected to stop early and often in early primary state South Carolina. Now they're dipping deeper into the region after several states teamed to make their primaries March 1.


Hunting Dogs Can Spend Eternity At The Coon Dog Cemetery

Monday, September 07, 2015

Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard in Cherokee, Ala., is a burial spot near a hunting camp and only coon hounds reside there. (This piece first aired on September 3 2012 on Morning Edition.


On Eve Of Katrina Anniversary, Bush Takes A Tour Of New Orleans 10 Years On

Friday, August 28, 2015

Former President George W. Bush is visiting the city on Friday in honor of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. His administration was criticized for how it dealt with the storm's aftermath.


Decade After Hurricane Katrina, Obama Celebrates New Orleans' Resilience

Thursday, August 27, 2015

President Obama visits New Orleans Thursday, on the eve of the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast.


Lower Ninth Ward Residents Remember When The Levees Failed New Orleans

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The flooding in New Orleans 10 years ago was not because of Hurricane Katrina. It was the failure of the federally built levee system. On Monday night, residents remembered the lives lost.


New Orleans Neighborhoods Scrabble For Hope In Abandoned Ruins

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hurricane Katrina obliterated homes and drove out residents. Ten years later, the city is still struggling with how to handle the blight that remains in some wards — scars of an uneven recovery.


Double Disasters Leave An Alabama Fishing Village Struggling

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated Bayou la Batre on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Five years later came the BP oil spill. The hardscrabble fishing hamlet has never recovered.


Civil Rights Community Mourns Death Of Julian Bond

Monday, August 17, 2015

Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75.


Restaurants Feed New Orleans' Recovery: 'I Knew I Had To Come Back'

Thursday, August 13, 2015

After Hurricane Katrina wiped out the city 10 years ago, locals fought hard to preserve their deep-rooted cuisine. But devastation also brought opportunities for more experimental eateries to move in.


Tennessee Community Pushes To Reopen 'Civil Rights Hero' Cold Case

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Beyond preserving his legacy, city leaders are calling to investigate the 1940 death of Elbert Williams, who is believed to be the first NAACP official killed for seeking voting rights for blacks.


A Few Miles From Mobile, A Wealth Of History, Nature — And Danger

Monday, July 06, 2015

Just outside this coastal city, five rivers converge in what feels like an alien world — what one conservationist calls "America's Amazon. It is the wildest, most diverse place ... in the country."


BP Agrees To Fork Over Nearly $19B For Role In Gulf Oil Spill

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The oil giant BP has reached an $18.7 billion settlement with Gulf states and the federal government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — the worst in U.S. history.


Some Counties Stall On Same-Sex Marriage Licenses After Ruling

Monday, June 29, 2015

Same-sex marriage may be legal according to the Supreme Court, but some counties have yet to issue marriage licenses in the wake of Friday's ruling.


Emanuel AME Church Reopens, Charleston Worshippers Pay Their Respects

Monday, June 22, 2015

The historic church, known as Mother Emanuel, was open for the first time since a gunman killed nine people there Wednesday night — in what authorities describe as a racially-motivated attack.


'Hate Won't Win': Shock and Mourning In Charleston

Saturday, June 20, 2015

After an emotional day in Charleston, the city remembers victims of a mass shooting with an evening prayer vigil. It comes after a dramatic hearing where the suspect made a first court appearance.


Charleston, S.C., Residents Gather Outside Church To Mourn Victims

Friday, June 19, 2015

Charleston, S.C., is reeling in the aftermath of Wednesday night's mass shooting at a historic black church. At the church Friday, residents are coming to pay their respects.


Nashville's Living History Museum Expands

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Ryman Auditorium, home to the Grand Ole Opry and the birthplace of bluegrass, reopens this week with exhibits that tell lesser-known stories about the "mother church of country music."


Mississippi's Beloved Blues-Playing Son Comes Home

Sunday, May 31, 2015

B.B. King was buried Saturday at his museum in Indianola, Miss. Fans and friends came for a public viewing and memorial service to remember King's journey from the son of poor sharecroppers to an acclaimed musician.


Alabama Considers Legalized Gambling To Close Budget Deficit

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In conservative Alabama, legislative leaders propose bills to open up gambling and start a state lottery as a way to shore-up sagging state coffers. The governor, instead, proposes higher taxes.