The Institute for Southern Studies is a public interest media, research, and education center.
Since our founding in 1970 by veterans of the civil rights movement,
the Institute for Southern Studies has established a national reputation
as an essential resource for grassroots activists, community leaders,
scholars, policy makers and others working to bring lasting social and
economic change to the region.
The Institute draws attention to the national importance of the South
and offers an exciting vision of the region-a place brimming with a
capacity for progressive change that challenges its reputation as a
monolithic, conservative stronghold.