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Margaret McMullan

Margaret McMullan is the author or editor of nine award-winning books, including the novel In My Mother’s House and the anthology Every Father’s Daughter. She received an NEA Fellowship and a Fulbright in Hungary to research her memoir, Where the Angels Lived. She co-produced the award-winning documentary, Look Away, Look Away, a forthcoming Patrick O’Connor film about a flag and a reckoning in Mississippi.

Articles by Margaret McMullan

November 14, 2023 5:32 am

Counting on the Vote Counters

A front-row seat in Mississippi to how the central act of democracy is managed—and sometimes mismanaged.
Margaret McMullan
June 15, 2023 5:32 am

Searching for My Family’s Lost Past in Viktor Orbán’s Hungary

In Mitteleuropa, Trump’s authoritarian “twin” is falsifying his country’s history to bring about an antidemocratic future. Sound familiar?
Margaret McMullan
April 14, 2023 5:30 am

Emmett Till’s Murder: The Importance of Seeing and Remembering

A museum exhibition dedicated to Till and his mother collides with the Mississippi governor’s proclamation of Confederate Heritage Month.
Margaret McMullan
January 27, 2023 5:30 am

Republican Lawmakers Might Not Be Able to Handle the Truth, But Kids Can

We owe our children much more than book bans and new restrictions on the teaching of our history.
Margaret McMullan
November 24, 2022 5:30 am

This Thanksgiving, Listen

We could all use more hope.
Margaret McMullan
June 6, 2022 5:30 am

After Uvalde, How Do Teachers Keep on Teaching?

The limitations of preparedness.
Margaret McMullan
March 18, 2022 5:30 am

“What Must It Be Like for Children?”

Remember the orphans and refugees of Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine—and of wars past.
Margaret McMullan
January 26, 2022 5:30 am

To the Elvis Impersonator Who Ranted About the COVID ‘Hoax’ in the Walmart Checkout Line

Actin’ wild as a bug.
Margaret McMullan
September 1, 2021 5:30 am

Skirting Ida

We’re exhausted with the weather. Our backs ache from lugging sandbags and moving furniture. Why do we live in this…
Margaret McMullan
June 22, 2021 5:30 am

To the Man Who Shouted at Me About Stolen Elections

A poll worker responds to an angry heckler.
Margaret McMullan