Bruce Levingston will perform Repast: An Oratorio in Honor of Mister Booker Wright of Greenwood, Mississippi, at Carnegie Hall on April 4th. The oratorio illustrates the double consciousness of African American life during the civil rights era.
Ralph Eubanks delivers the Benediction before the Oratorio on the Sunday morning of our 17th Fall Symposium.
See what we learned in our final recap video from our 17th annual fall Symposium.
Author Randall Kenan chronicles the past and present of Crook’s Corner restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Food Chains from Southern Foodways on Vimeo. From slavery to sharecropping to slavery again: in the video above, see highlights from Food Chains and conversations with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) at the 2014 SFA Symposium. The CIW advocates for better pay and working conditions for the 30,000 migrant laborers who pick the winter tomato crop in Florida. The … Continued
Author, pastry chef, and editor Ben Mims gives a deeply moving and personal talk about sexuality in Southern kitchens at the 17th Southern Foodways Symposium. Film by Hed Hi Media.
Earlier this year, SFA director John T. Edge asked author Chris Offutt to speak about “trash food” at our fall symposium. The video above is Offutt’s response—and it’s not what you might expect.
At our 17th annual symposium, writer and editor Francis Lam staged a series of dramatic readings that dealt with the unwanted emotions food often evokes.
Stay tuned as we share video of the presentations from our 2014 fall Symposium. First up is Ta-Nehisi Coates, who delivered the Friday afternoon invocation.