Summer Newsletter 2022 (19th Edition)

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Detour, a digital news brand covering the intersection of race and place as it relates to travel, history, art and culture. Detour was founded by Ron Stodghill, a professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and award-winning journalist. Their stories can be found on many of the major publications within McClatchy’s network, including the Miami Herald and The Charlotte Observer. As their brand continues to grow, they are actively recruiting journalists, writers, historians, photographers, illustrators, and filmmakers to reach out to them with a pitch or story idea. They pay for accepted work. Email them at

Riding Jane Crow: African American Women on the American Railroad (U Illinois Press, 2022), Miriam Thaggert illuminates the stories of African American women as passengers and as workers on the nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century railroad.

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