A Photobiography of A Time and Place

The following is an excerpt from O.N. Pruitt’s Possum Town: Photographing Trouble and Resilience in the American South, written by professor Berkley Hudson. Photographer O. N. Pruitt (1891–1967) was for some forty years the de facto documentarian of Lowndes County, Mississippi, and its county seat, Columbus–known to locals as “Possum Town.” His body of work… Continue Reading A Photobiography of A Time and Place

Nick Syrett: Reactions to the Sanctioning of Yale’s DKE Chapter

Historian Nick Syrett on how Yale’s sanctioning of one of its fraternities is a symbolic victory. Continue Reading Nick Syrett: Reactions to the Sanctioning of Yale’s DKE Chapter

Nick Syrett on the Greek System, Then and Now

It’s mid-September and many of us are now back in the swing of the school year; we are surrounded by the sights and sounds of new and returning students, not just in class but all across campus. Among these students at many colleges and universities are the conspicuous members of fraternities wearing their T-shirts advertising… Continue Reading Nick Syrett on the Greek System, Then and Now