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SFA Oral History: Goodbyes and New Opportunities

Now it’s time to hire our next SFA oral historian. The qualified candidate will direct multi-year documentary projects, manage the work of freelance oral historians, collect oral histories from narrators across the region, lead SFA workshops, and help lead the national conversation about foodways-grounded oral history work.

Extra Gravy: Newsreels for Hostesses of the Movement

Rosalind Bentley, the reporter of last week’s podcast episode, found some extra Gravy for us: newsreel footage from Albany, Georgia, featuring Aunt Lucy, a hostess for the Civil Rights Movement.

Korean Montgomery

My little tiptoe trips to Montgomery opened up a new world to me—and brought me face-to-face with one of my greatest fears.

Film: Chi Mai

Mai Nguyen opened the restaurant Ba Mien in New Orleans East in late 2001 after traveling Vietnam to collect dishes and repertoires from various regions.

Hostesses of the Movement

This week’s Gravy podcast looks at hostesses of the Civil Rights Movement. They were school teachers, church ladies and club women who were not direct in their assault of segregation, but nonetheless played a vital role in the change that was to come.

Sidewalk Screens SFA Films

Pihakis Foodways Documentary Fellow Ava Lowrey will screen two films at the 19th annual Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama.

Song of El Sur

As Mexicans have made the South their permanent, instead of temporary, home, more tunes are beginning to incorporate it as a setting.