Begun as a section in The Progressive Farmer titled "The Progressive Home" (retitled "Southern Living" in 1963), a new monthly magazine made its debut as a separate publication, Southern Living, in February 1966. At a time when the South was changing rapidly from a rural to a more urban region, Southern Living targeted families who often lived in suburbs, owned their homes, and enjoyed cooking, gardening, entertaining, travel and home-improvement projects.
-- From "The Companion to Southern Literature: Themes, Genres, Places, People, Movements, and Motifs" (2002): @
* Entry from North Carolina History Project: @
* "Whitewashing Southern Living: The Sociocultural Significance of the 1966 Magazine Launch in Birmingham, Alabama" (Summer Hill-Vinson, 2011): @
* "Southern Living at 50: Editors reflect and look toward the future" (Alabama News Center, 2016): @