Publisher; editor.  Born– June 22, 1951, Chambers County.  Education–Samford University.  Began his career as a journalist and free-lance writer; worked at the Southern Poverty Law Center, 1976-86; founded its Klanwatch Project, 1980.  Founded and operated the Black Belt Press, 1986-1999.  co-founded the NewSouth Press in 2000 (with partner Suzanne LaRosa), served as its editor-in-chief.


NewSouth books website.


Johnnie Carr.  NewSouth, 2001.

No Man’s Yoke on My Shoulders:  Personal Accounts of Slavery in Florida.  John F. Blair, Publisher, 2005.

One Hundred Things You Need to Know about Alabama. Whitman Publishing, 2016.

W.E.B. DuBois: A Scholar’s Courageous Life.  NewSouth, 2001.

Weren’t No Good Times:  Personal Accounts of Slavery in Alabama.  John F. Blair, 2004.


History Refused to Die:  The Enduring Legacy of African American Art in Alabama.  Tinwood Books, 2015.

Sports Rehabilitation and the Human Spirit:  How the Landmark Program at the Lakeshore Foundation Rebuilds Bodies and Restores Lives. NewSouth, 2013.

This Day in Civil Rights History.  New South, 2009.


Alabama Guide: Our People, Resources, and Government2009.  Montgomery:  Alabama Department of Archives and History, 2009.

The Ku Klux Klan: A History of Racism and Violence. Montgomery:  Klanwatch, 1982.