Mark Kemp

Kemp is a senior editor at Our State. He is also the author of Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race, and New Beginnings in a New South (Simon & Schuster, 2004; University of Georgia Press, 2006).


Color Amid the Kudzu

In 1999, a crew of urban artists descended on rural Moore County, painted some 25 tobacco barns and other buildings, and then zipped back up to New York City. Two decades later, folks still drive to Cameron in search of these curious murals.


Through the Looking Glass

A 79-year-old barn in Transylvania County transformed one man and his family, just when they needed it most.