Southern Cultures’ Top Ten of 2020 List Includes CDS Instructor Michelle Lanier’s Essay “Rooted: Black Women, Southern Memory, and Womanist Cartographies”

An image of a girl floating underwater in a white dress, her head out of the frame above water.

Salt water flows in my veins, and I can recall my first taste of the Atlantic Ocean at two years old. I grew up hearing stories of how a six-year-old boy and girl, my maternal grandparents, met on a sandy South Carolina road and first experienced the spark that created my extended family.  Read more.