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Summer Symposium Spotlight | Zhenia Martinez

At the 2017 Summer Symposium, Zhenia will take the stage to personalize the immigrant narrative. When we talk about a changing Charlotte and a diversifying South, Zhenia, her family, and the communities they serve are what we’re talking about.

Oral History: Morgan Rice

Morgan Rice, of Helvetia, West Virginia, helped save her hometown’s annual Ramp Supper back in 2015. This year’s supper is Saturday, April 29.

What Wealth Is

Wrap up National Poetry Month with this piece by Rebecca Gayle Howell, delivered at our 19th Southern Foodways Symposium.

Oral History: Helvetia, West Virginia

Our new collection of oral histories, Helvetia, West Virginia, conveys the values of a fiercely creative and productive close-knit mountain community where Swiss and Appalachian heritage are uniquely twined

Thursday in Hell’s Half Acre

“If you’re looking in that fire… them flames blazing, opens up your mind… gives your mind time enough to catch up.”

Booze Legends

Striking up a conversation with a stranger at a bar is accepted, even expected. And storytelling is a central part of that exchange.

Summer Symposium Spotlight | Tom Hanchett

Tom Hanchett has described Charlotte, North Carolina, as the Salad Bowl City, a moniker he’ll parse in more depth in his talk at the Summer Symposium.