The Day They Drove Old Dixie Down

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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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