An intentionally diverse table can go a long way to building trust and healing wounds.
Foodways professor Catarina Passidomo explains the importance of studying food justice in America.
In 1865, at the end of the Civil War, an unusual dinner party was held in Charleston that brought white and black residents together. In this episode of Gravy, producer Philip Graitcer brings us the story of that dinner, and how it’s still resonating today.
Ask anyone to name one Southern food, and you’ll likely hear two words: Fried Chicken. But there is more going on with this staple of the Southern table than you might think.
Delia “Dee Dee” Katz was a cook by profession. She was African American, and she worked for four generations of my white, Jewish family for nearly 50 years.
The film series Counter Histories documents the 1960s struggle to desegregate Southern restaurants.
Follow along over the next week as we share stories of the intersection of race and Southern food.
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.
To fulfill the SFA’s mission, we must talk politics, religion, race, gender, economics, and social justice at the table.