We are pleased to announce the publication of To Live and Dine in Dixie: The Evolution of Urban Food Culture 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.
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, 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.
African American writer and activist Anne Moody passed away at the age of 74 in her home in Gloster, Mississippi on February 5th, 2015.
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.
We are proud to share Counter Histories, a film series that documents the 1960s struggle to desegregate Southern restaurants.
Rudy Lombard’s work helped desegregate the New Orleans table. It also preserved the stories from cooks whose work was seen and not heard.
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.