by Victoria Bynum, author of The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War It’s been forty years since I first saw the name “Newton Knight” in the footnotes of a […]
I'm a historian of the nineteenth century South who taught U. S. history at Texas State University, San Marcos, for almost 25 years. My research interests center on people who lived outside the law--not necessarily "outlaws" as we might imagine them, but outside the law nonetheless. The southern Civil War home front, including Unionists and other men and women who fought against the Confederacy, mixed race communities, and racial identity are my special interests.
Here it is—the second trailer for the movie as we move toward that June 24 release date! Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (THE HUNGER GAMES, SEABISCUIT, PLEASANTVILLE), and […]
By Vikki Bynum The “Free State of Jones” is a true story of war, rebellion, and counter-rebellion. On October 13, 1863, in the midst of the American Civil War, a group […]
KLRU Schedule | On Story The Path Of An Action Writer: A Conversation With Writer/director Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, Free State of Jones) explores lessons learned and wisdom gained over the course […]
The following announcement of Mahershala Ali’s reading of the Audible version of my book, The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War, is excerpted from Business Wire. NOTE: The movie, The Free […]
The new Audible version of The Free State of Jones–with Mahershala Ali (who plays Moses Washington in the movie of the same name) narrating the text and me narrating the preface […]
Marvin T. Jones, Executive Director of the Chowan Discovery Organization, is the author of one of Renegade South’s most popular essays, “The Chowan Discovery Group,” a history of the mixed-race origins of […]