Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: The Murder of Lemuel Penn

For years in Southern courtrooms, whites accused of violence against blacks were almost always acquitted. It happened again 56 years ago this month in Georgia, but this time with a different ending. Dr. Deaton takes a look back at a pivotal event in the Civil Rights movement–and how the federal government responded under the newly-createdContinue Reading »

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: The Twilight Zone

This week Dr. Deaton looks back at one of the most iconic TV shows in history, on the anniversary of the death of creator Rod Serling.

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: A World Without Sports

With Major League Baseball’s announcement this week of a shortened season beginning in July, Dr. Deaton looks back at other events in history before COVID-19 that caused sports fans to cry in their beer.

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: Stone Mountain

In this Dispatch, Dr. Deaton takes a look at the controversial history behind Georgia’s Stone Mountain. 

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: A Nation of Free Men & Women

This Dispatch looks at the long history of protest and civil unrest, peaceful and violent, in American history, from the colonial period through the present.