The National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tennessee

The National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tennessee COVER ART DEREK H. ALDERMAN University of Tennessee JOSHUA F. J. INWOOD University of Tennessee This special issue of Southeastern Geographer, guest edited by Tyrel "Tink" Moore and Derek Alderman, honors the work and friendship of Dr. John J. Winberry, who passed away in March of 2012 (Carbone 2012). John was a devoted student of the American South and he played a major role in ensuring the Southeastern would become a leading outlet in geography for southern studies research (Figure 1). Indeed, as editor (1988­1991), he created the journal's "Changing South" section with the intent of bringing greater critical attention to the region (Wheeler 1998). The section's very emphasis on change, as opposed to the more comfortable subject of tradition, prompted readers and future contributors to pay close attention to the dynamic geographic shifts and tensions that characterize the contemporary southern landscape. It is appropriate that we honor John by choosing to grace the cover of this issue with a recent (August 2014) photograph of the National Civil Rights Museum, located in Memphis, Tennessee. The museum is built around the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. John's http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southeastern Geographer University of North Carolina Press

The National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tennessee

Southeastern Geographer, Volume 55 (1) – Jul 1, 2015

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COVER ART DEREK H. ALDERMAN University of Tennessee JOSHUA F. J. INWOOD University of Tennessee This special issue of Southeastern Geographer, guest edited by Tyrel "Tink" Moore and Derek Alderman, honors the work and friendship of Dr. John J. Winberry, who passed away in March of 2012 (Carbone 2012). John was a devoted student of the American South and he played a major role in ensuring the Southeastern would become a leading outlet in geography for southern studies research (Figure 1). Indeed, as editor (1988­1991), he created the journal's "Changing South" section with the intent of bringing greater critical attention to the region (Wheeler 1998). The section's very emphasis on change, as opposed to the more comfortable subject of tradition, prompted readers and future contributors to pay close attention to the dynamic geographic shifts and tensions that characterize the contemporary southern landscape. It is appropriate that we honor John by choosing to grace the cover of this issue with a recent (August 2014) photograph of the National Civil Rights Museum, located in Memphis, Tennessee. The museum is built around the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. John's

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