The Unfinished Story of Emmett Till’s Final Journey

“Till was murdered 65 years ago. Sites of commemoration across the Mississippi Delta still struggle with what’s history and what’s hearsay.”

Source: GEN
Published: Sep 3, 2020
Length: 22 minutes (5,659 words)

Strangers on a Train

Long-distance train travel offers Alexandra Marvar and her fellow passengers a lift across the country, a break from their routines, and a chance to get to know each other.

Source: Chicago Tribune
Published: Feb 19, 2020
Length: 7 minutes (1,867 words)

Whose Facade Is It, Anyway?

These days, whether you like it or not, your photogenic home may be a backdrop for tourists’ photoshoots. But posing in front of pretty facades, a practice perfected by travel influencers on Instagram, brings up issues of privacy and etiquette.

Source: Curbed
Published: Feb 6, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,519 words)

The Last Fish Shack on the River

For decades, there used to be dozens of fish shakes threaded about the Wilmington River, which cuts through Savannah, GA. Each restaurant offered thriving family-friendly service of seafood plucked fresh from Wilmington’s tidal waters, but each is now gone—except for Desposito’s Seafood Restaurant, a 50-plus year old establishment that is running out of time.

Published: Jan 29, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,571 words)

The Two Faces of Lummie Jenkins

Like cowboys in westerns, sheriffs were icons in the 20th century. They were the law. No matter what white residents in Alabaman’s Wilcox County say, so-called good ol’ boy Sherriff Lummie Jenkins used his power to violently suppress black voters and battle the Civil Rights movement. He’s no icon.

Source: Topic
Published: Nov 26, 2018
Length: 20 minutes (5,131 words)