March 29, 2019

Seasonal fireworks warehouse outside of Hattiesburg, Mississippi | December 2018

February 7, 2019

In 1886, Jekyll Island was purchased by the Jekyll Island Club, a turn-of-the century vacation resort patronized by the nation’s leading families. Club Members included such prominent figures as J.P. Morgan, Joseph Pulitzer, William K. Vanderbilt, Marshall Field, and W...

December 28, 2018

Greetings from Horn Island.

When I became director of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, the first thing I did was venture out to this wilderness island of dune and vine, floating in the expanse of the Gulf of Mexico off the Mississippi coast.

I've been welcomed and embr...

September 10, 2018

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Mississippi Arts Commission Executive Director Malcolm White talks to Julian Rankin about his book Catfish Dream for Mississippi Public Broadcasting.  The book tells the story of African-American catfish farmer and Mississippi Native Ed Scott....

September 10, 2018

Overview 

In this original essay for Southern Spaces, Julian Rankin writes about the making of his book Catfish Dream: Ed Scott’s Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2018), a portrait of a prolific...

July 16, 2018

This episode of the Southern Foodways Alliance Gravy Podcast is adapted from the book Catfish Dream: Ed Scott’s Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta by Julian Rankin (published by University of Georgia Press; Southern Foodways Alliance...

May 29, 2018

(from legends magazine)

By Julian Rankin

Photography by Marianne Todd

There’s something in the water that fueled Muddy Waters. Something incomprehensible about the past that kept Faulkner up at night. Something spiritual that inspired Leontyne Price. Something mad that mo...

December 24, 2017

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Catfish Dream: Ed Scott's Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta

(Southern Foodways Alliance Studies in Culture, People, and Place Series)

Pub date: July 10, 2018
by Julian Rankin (Author),‎ John T. Edg...

December 13, 2017

(from Find it in Fondren)

Illustration by Scott Allen

William Winter was nine-years-old when he first sat in the governor’s chair. It was 1932. He had accompanied his father, a state senator, to the inauguration of Mississippi Governor Mike Conner, and was visiting Conne...

December 3, 2017

(from legends magazine)

By Julian Rankin

Photography by Marianne Todd

Next door to the Civil Rights Museum, in the Museum of Mississippi History, the clock is three and one-eighth inches wide and one and five-eighths inches tall. A small brass cylinder, the top slides ope...

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December 24, 2017

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