SFA Oral History: Goodbyes and New Opportunities

Now it’s time to hire our next SFA oral historian. The qualified candidate will direct multi-year documentary projects, manage the work of freelance oral historians, collect oral histories from narrators across the region, lead SFA workshops, and help lead the national conversation about foodways-grounded oral history work.

Film: Chi Mai

Mai Nguyen opened the restaurant Ba Mien in New Orleans East in late 2001 after traveling Vietnam to collect dishes and repertoires from various regions.

Meet Dan Nguyen

An “Dan” Nguyen owns Lang Van, a Vietnamese restaurant in the Shamrock neighborhood of Charlotte.

Charlotte’s Central Avenue Corridor

Charlotte’s Central Avenue reveals the city’s shifting demographics, from white, working-class textile mill employees in the early twentieth century to new immigrants in the 1990s. These new Southerners shaped a new Charlotte.

The Birmingham Greeks

From souvlaki to hot dogs, baklava to snapper throats, and barbecue to meat-and-threes, the South and Greece intertwine in Alabama.

Oral History: Morgan Rice

Morgan Rice, of Helvetia, West Virginia, helped save her hometown’s annual Ramp Supper back in 2015. This year’s supper is Saturday, April 29.