Category Archives: Race

To Hear About a Martyr and a Hero

I had been prepared yesterday to talk about kings and prophets, but instead got to hear about a martyr and a hero. Friday was the day before Fall Break here in Sewanee, and my last class of the week was the … Continue reading

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Letter to the UDC

A letter to Mrs. Ginger Delius, President of the Kirby-Smith chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Tullahoma, TN, printed in the Sewanee Purple. Dear Mrs. Delius, Many thanks for your letter of September 14th, sent to me … Continue reading

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Protected: At Zora’s Grave

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Sight and Sounds of the Monteagle Flea Market, late June 2015

The man selling homemade pork rinds is telling a customer, “Oh yeah, Obama’s got this country all screwed up. It’s gonna be World War Three.” I assume he’s talking about the Supreme a Court’s recent ruling on gay marriage, but … Continue reading

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Sewanee Crite prints

A few weeks ago, I made mention of some intaglio prints made by the African-American artist, Allan Crite, that depicted scenes from the Creed as imagined around Sewanee. In that post, I asked: I wonder, too, whether Crite’s original prints … Continue reading

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Protected: Antigone in Columbia

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Satchmo in Sewanee, and Others

If you go to the Ralston Listening Room in Sewanee’s duPont Library (and if you haven’t yet been, what is the matter with you?! It is one of the best places to listen to music in all of Christendom! see … Continue reading

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Colonel Shaw and Some Anniversaries

One hundred and fifty years ago this week, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw was killed during a desperate assault on South Carolina’s Fort Wagner while leading the Massachusetts 54th Regiment, the first all African-American volunteers corps. Perhaps you know about Shaw … Continue reading

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The Hills of Sewanee

The Hills of Sewanee Sewanee Hills of dear delight, Prompting my dreams that used to be, I know you are waiting me still to-night By the Unika Range of Tennessee. The blinking stars in endless space, The broad moonlight and … Continue reading

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