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.
In the new episode of Gravy, we dig into the Southern-ness of Coke: how being from this region shaped the soft drink—and how the soft drink shaped the South.
Booker Wright, a black waiter from Greenwood, Mississippi, became an unlikely Civil Rights hero.
On the new Gravy: Laine Kaplan Levenson brings us a story of family entrepreneurship, immigration… and dried shrimp.
The subterranean world of the coal miner involves complicated logistics for eating lunch, related to larger trends of labor, the economy, and energy use.
In the new episode of Gravy, we tag alone with two young fruit explorers as they seek to learn about the past of Southern apples, and participate in its future.
It’s hard to imagine that Mossville, Louisiana was once known as a kind of Eden, a place where all the residents gardened, hunted, and fished to support themselves. Today, industry dominates the landscape.
The Mossville History Project is working to record the stories of a community before it is wiped off the map by encroaching industry.
In the new episode of Gravy, Besha Rodell brings us a reflection on the cultural context of Cracker Barrel, and what it taught her about both the region and her family.