The Day They Drove Old Dixie Down

Or drove down to old Dixie, rather. I'm going to Virginia next week in hopes of making all that I've been reading real. Or at least some of it. I have some ideas about what I'd like to see. But I'd love to hear some suggestions on battle-sites, and slave plantations. I have a few days. I wanna take in as much as I can.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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