Generation X

Foster Dickson is a life-long Alabamian who grew up in Montgomery in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. Like many Generation-Xers in the Deep South, Foster has experienced the changes to this region firsthand and felt the effects personally. Having been born during the post-Civil Rights era and raised during the swing from the “Solid South” to the “ruby red,” Generation X has seen historic alterations to the fabric of Deep Southern culture and is now making our own alterations to this much-fabled landscape.

In that spirit, one of Foster’s projects is level:deepsouth, an online anthology of personal essays, memoirs, and reviews that document the experiences of Generation X in the South. The project, which is open to submissions, celebrated its one-year anniversary in March 2021.

Top posts about Generation X:

“One Last Round of GenX Movies You’ve Probably Forgotten (or Never Seen)” from February 2020

“10 More GenX Movies You’ve Probably Forgotten (or Never Seen)” from December 2019

“And he said, My name’s Johnny and it might be a sin . . .” from October 2019

“10 GenX Movies You’ve Probably Forgotten (or Never Seen)” from August 2019

“‘My Source for Some Definitive’: 30 Years since ‘Closer to Fine'” from April 2019

“Alabamiana: The House of Judah, 1991” from February 2019

“‘Scarred but Smarter’: A Drivin’ N Cryin’ documentary (2012)” from December 2018

“The Boxes in the Attic: A Love Story” from January 2018

“On the Edgy Edge of Edginess” from May 2017

“Alabamiana: Wedowee, 1994” from February 2017

“Where did twenty years go?” from December 2016

“The Old Agrarian-ness of a New Ethos” from May 2016

“How Cool It Was— Back Then” from January 2013

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