Month: May 2015

“I’m Not Retiring Until HE Retires Me”: Thoughts on B. B. King’s Passing

“I’m Not Retiring Until HE Retires Me”: Thoughts on B. B. King’s Passing

As news stories continue to commemorate the life of B. B. King, I would like to share some personal recollections. In 2004 we made B. B. King an Honorary Professor of Southern Studies. Sure, he already held honorary doctorates from Tougaloo College, Yale University, the Berklee College of Music, Rhodes College, and Mississippi Valley State…

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Study the South

Study the South

Last year our friends at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture started a new multimedia online journal called Study the South. The journal “exists to encourage interdisciplinary academic thought and discourse on the culture of the American South, particularly in the fields of history, anthropology, sociology, music, literature, documentary studies, gender studies, religion,…

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