Chinese Grocers in the Mississippi Delta

An alternative to plantation commissaries and catering to a predominately African American clientele, the Chinese American grocer was a mainstay in many Delta neighborhoods well into the 20th century.

The SFA Take: Buying In, Staying Put

SFA is proudly and deeply rooted in Oxford, Mississippi. Come October 13, 2016, SFA will fly the rainbow flag and welcome all to our city and our university.

Film: Trail of the Slugburger

Learn more about Corinth, Mississippi slugburgers in this short film, and check back Thursday for the release of our new oral history project, A Hamburger By Any Other Name.

The SFA Take: Love and Cookies

Nathalie Dupree Graduate Fellow Kate Wiggins compiled resources from SFA’s recent work that deal specifically with sexuality through the lens of food. Look, read, and listen to these stories that are often drowned out by politicized rhetoric and monolithic stereotypes about the South.

Everybody Hollerin’ Goat

In the late 1950’s, fife and drum legend Otha Turner began hosting annual Labor Day picnics at his property in Gravel Springs, Mississippi.

Delta Fast Food - Gentle Lee Rainey - MS - Tamale Trail

Meet Gentle Lee Rainey of Dockery Farms

Dockery Plantation is widely considered the birthplace of the Blues. For Gentle Lee Rainey, it was the birthplace of the Delta hot tamale.