Notes From the Field: Comeback Sauce

Comeback sauce. It’s a dip found throughout Jackson, Mississippi’s many Greek-rooted restaurants (though it’s decidedly un-Greek). A pinkish-orange-tinted condiment that earned its name for being so good that it keeps eaters coming back for more. And a dressing with a history as thick and gloppy as the stuff itself.

Notes From the Field: Iconic Restaurants of Jackson, MS

Eudora Welty, in an autobiographical essay titled “Finding a Voice,” called her hometown of Jackson “a region to itself.” And over the first two days here to capture the stories behind the area’s iconic restaurants, I’ve found Welty’s words ring true.

Brown Bag Lecture Series: “The Jackson Project”

Today at the University of Mississippi I had the privilege to attend a Brown Bag Presentation (an ongoing series hosted by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture) on “The Jackson Project,” a documentary study of the communities around Farish and Capitol Streets in Jackson, Mississippi. Southern Studies graduate students Turry Flucker, Anna Hamilton, … Continued

Dispatch from Jackson: Exploring the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Turry Flucker, Anna Hamilton, and Kate Hudson, three graduate students from the University of Mississippi’s Southern Studies program, spent two weeks doing research, documentary, and oral history work in Jackson, Mississippi, for a project sponsored by the SFA and the UoM’s Media and Documentary Projects. Their work examines the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the … Continued