Atlanta’s Masa Maven

Born in 1976 in Pharr, Texas, Gladys Martinez grew up with great respect for corn and the savvy that made it possible to sustain a business. It wasn’t long before she became a masa expert.

The Landscape of my Ancestors

“Anytime you look into my work and you see a simple A-frame house with a porch on it, that’s my grandmother’s house. “

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.

Black Lightning

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

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.

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.