Debbie Elliott appears in the following:
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Several U.S. senators are accusing the Federal Emergency Management Agency of injecting "unnecessary, ideological-based red tape" into the disaster-preparedness process.
Friday, May 08, 2015
Also in this week's #NPRReads, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's elementary school teacher recalls the Boston bomber, a profile of Ohio's governor, Judaism in South Dakota and putting a face on the refugee crisis.
Monday, May 04, 2015
There's plenty of speculation about whether the octogenarian author really intended to release the manuscript, discovered by her lawyer last year.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
An effort is underway to figure out how the BP oil spill harmed the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The damage may not be as dire as feared, but researchers say it's too soon to know the long-term impacts.
Monday, April 20, 2015
The 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig set off an environmental and economic catastrophe. Towns and ecosystems along the Gulf Coast are still struggling to rebound.
Friday, April 17, 2015
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its annual youth tobacco survey. Among the findings: The use of electronic cigarettes has tripled among U.S. teenagers in the last year.
Friday, March 27, 2015
The denomination held a summit in Nashville, Tenn., this week to consider how the Gospel speaks to race relations. It wasn't easy, and moving from words to actions may be a challenge.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Authorities in the Florida Panhandle are trying to find out why a military Black Hawk helicopter crashed overnight. All 11 people on board are believed to have died.
Monday, March 09, 2015
On Sunday, tens of thousands of people from around the country packed onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge in a peaceful pilgrimage to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.
Sunday, March 08, 2015
President Obama was in Selma, Ala., for the anniversary of the voting rights march Saturday. Thousands came out to celebrate the moment.