One Day Magazine

Rural America Made Visible


Eastern Kentucky. The Rio Grande Valley. Orangeburg, S.C., in the Black Belt of the south. All places that aren't near a big city. Places where neither problems nor promise are always seen clearly by America's metropolitan majority. Places where teachers are at the vanguard of change.

A young man in front of a fence
John Brady Brock
Jacob Biba
February 21, 2017

Now that city-dwelling Americans are tuning in to places like Harlan County, educators, students and entrepreneurs would like to set a few things straight.

Susan Brenna
A woman looking over a river
Kevin Martinez
February 2, 2017

Brought to Texas as a child, Priscilla Aguilar Lumbreras had to be tenacious to get to where she is as a teacher. She's not giving up.

Tim Kennedy
A woman standing
Brennan Wesley
February 8, 2017

A 1968 protest ended with three young black men killed. Can history lessons help the town recover?

Leah Fabel