- Commentary: Ignorance is bliss for those who can’t acknowledge roots of racism (Nicholas Clancy, UT political science student)
- Plantation tours can teach us about U.S. slavery as long as the lessons are honest
- Opinion: Changes at Montpelier work against repairing the wounds of slavery (Derek Alderman, UT geography professor)
- University of Illinois Chicago study shows city issued bogus parking tickets
- Take on the South: Andrew Jackson’s Presidency and Papers (Mark Smith and Michael Woods)
NBC News: America’s largest cave figures discovered in Alabama
Roughly 1,000 years ago, artists working by the light of burning reeds carved figures into the ceiling of a cave in what’s now Alabama, crouching in the narrow space below. … “They are either people dressed in regalia to look like spirits, or they are spirits,” said archaeologist Jan Simek, a professor of anthropology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. And if they were people dressed as spirits, they were for a time considered the spirits themselves. Also in The Daily Beast and Bollyinside.