Dr. Jack Geiger and medical staff at the Tufts-Delta Community Health Center, attending to a dehydrated infant. Photo credit: Dan Bernstein, Southern Historical Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Hungry in the Delta

Gravy tells the story of the South’s first Community Health Center, started in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, by Dr. Jack Geiger.

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How The South Leads

“What if the South led?” Moderator John Simpkins posed this question halfway through a two-day gathering at Rivendell Writers’ Colony in Sewanee, Tennessee, which focused on how difference based on color imprints and imperils American food culture.

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A Lifetime of Barbecue in Selma

On weeknights, Lannie’s Bar-B-Q Spot is one of the few non-chain businesses near downtown Selma where locals can grab a quick meal.

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Glori-fried and Glori-fied

Mahalia Jackson entered into respectability through the shaming kitchen door, kicking the door down as she stepped.

Art by Tim Kerr

Hear “Repast: An Oratorio” on Gravy

Next week on Gravy: The tragic and true story of Booker Wright, owner of Booker’s Place nightclub and waiter at famed restaurant Lusco’s, who spoke out about the pains of segregation and lived and died in the Mississippi Delta town of Greenwood.

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Fabric of Freedom Kickoff in Greensboro

This year’s Fabric of Freedom events kick off September 2 at the very place the sit-in movement began: the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, located in the former F.W. Woolworth building.

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POND FRESH

Ed Scott formed a cooperative in 1971 in the area of Leflore County, Mississippi, known as Brooks Farm. The hope was that smaller farmers could, through the co-op, acquire loans and government support.