Garrett Epps

Library of Congress

The Motionless Ghosts That Haunt the South

A Richmond native recalls the veneration of the Confederacy that marked his youth—and says it’s time to take the statues down.

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Donald Trump's Attacks on the Rights of Minority Voters

Trump's intimidation tactics are the latest in an election year that's brought new restrictions on minority voters.

AP

The Courage of Julian Bond

His long career in public office began with a battle for recognition, and the audacity to believe he might actually prevail.