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The Mutability of Maize

Rachel Laudan explores the mutability of corn, not only as as a foodstuff, but also in terms of its economic, political, religious, moral implications.

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Black Lightning

In conversation with poet Kevin Young, artist Jonathan Green discusses black bootlegging and its disappearance from the public imagination.

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Black Corn

Michael Twitty speaks on the genealogy and mythology of corn among black and native American peoples in early America at SFA’s 19th annual Southern Foodways Symposium.

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Sweet Enough? A Corn Story

At our 19th Southern Foodways Symposium, 2016 Keeper of the Flame Award winner David Shields tells the story of supersweet corn.

Photo by Victoria M. Bee

Morning Benediction

Rebecca Gayle Howell, author of Render: An Apocalypse, offers the morning benediction at SFA’s 19th Southern Foodways Symposium.

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Quick Bread: Jiffy to Maseca

At our 2016 fall symposium, Tracie McMillian explores the dominance of mass-market cornmeal mixes.