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The Georgia Peach in Black and White

The Georgia peach is an icon, serving as shorthand for Southern beauty, hospitality, sweetness, and agrarian identity. Tom Okie shares how its roots sink deep into the messy racial politics of Southern history.

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One Eared Stag Hosts Sixties-Style Lunch for MLK Day

Chefs Robert Phalen and Deborah VanTrece will collaborate on a luncheonette menu straight from the 1960s to be served at One Eared Stag in Atlanta, which occupies a space where Dr. King himself dined. Proceeds from the lunch will benefit the King Center.

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13 Million Acres, No Mule

Pete Daniel explores the often neglected study of African American land loss in the 20th century.

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Your Weekly Pop: Race, Food, and Gospel Music in the Jim Crow South

There’s a reason that the lunch counter sit-ins of the early 1960s attained that rare distinction of being both symbolic and effective: they highlighted the soullessness, the spiritual meagerness, the plain old cussedness of withholding food from folks.

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Operation Help or Hush feeds Baltimore protestors

At the Southern Foodways Alliance, we often talk of using food as a lens through which to consider greater questions of identity, history, reconciliation, and justice. And we often are asked, “But why food?” At first glance, to discuss foodways may seem trivial against the backdrop of such pressing issues as social inequality, natural disasters, … Continued

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If We So Choose: Screening February 28 in Athens, GA

If We So Choose, a film about Athens civil rights history, will screen at the Athens-Clarke County Library at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 28. It will be followed by a panel discussion featuring some of the protestors who took part in Varsity sit-ins.