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Halal Memphis

This episode of Gravy takes us inside Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill to meet Mahmoud al-Hazaz, who made his home in the U.S. South after being forced to leave his native Syria.

The Landscape of my Ancestors

“Anytime you look into my work and you see a simple A-frame house with a porch on it, that’s my grandmother’s house. “

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.