Generation X

Foster Dickson is a life-long Alabamian who grew up in Montgomery during 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 in the post-Civil Rights era and raised during the Reagan-era swing from the Democratic “Solid South” to the “ruby red” Republicanism of today, 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.

Top and recent posts about Generation X in the Deep South:

“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

“My little Echo at 13” from May 2013

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


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