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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.


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


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.


In Memory of Anne Moody

African American writer and activist Anne Moody passed away at the age of 74 in her home in Gloster, Mississippi on February 5th, 2015.

Members of the Friendship 9 gather at Five and Dine, a restaurant at the former location of McCrory's dime store in Rock Hill, SC.

Click Here, Read (and Watch!) This

In January 1961, a group of young men were arrested in Rock Hill, South Carolina, following a peaceful attempt to desegregate the McCrory’s lunch counter.

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Explore Counter Histories

We are proud to share Counter Histories, a film series that documents the 1960s struggle to desegregate Southern restaurants.

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Remembering Rudy Lombard

Rudy Lombard’s work helped desegregate the New Orleans table. It also preserved the stories from cooks whose work was seen and not heard.