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Jot ‘Em Down: Lexington on Film

This Greenhouse project shares a brief glimpse into the unique horse-racing culture found at the Jot ‘Em Down Store in Lexington, Kentucky, on Derby Day.

Exploring Lexington

If you’re unable to attend the 2018 Summer Symposium, we encourage you to visit Lexington another time. Use this Locals’ Guide to Lexington, curated for the SFA by Lora Smith and Samantha Fore, to find your way to interesting spots.

R.I.P, Donnie “Pen” Travis

Donnie “Pen” Travis, the farmer who was the center SFA’s Gravy podcast episode “A Migration Reversed” passed away in his sleep on June 1, 2018, at the age of 66.

Featured Contributor Naben Ruthnum

Author Naben Ruthnum wrote a feature in Gravy, and his piece was also a recent podcast episode. Read SFA’s interview with him.

Native Strangers of the South

Maybe there’s nothing wrong with seeking familiar touchstones when you come to a new place. But there is a problem with ignoring what’s in front of you.

Tee Eva’s Pralines & Pies - Tee Eva Perry - New Orleans Sno-Balls

Remembering Tee-Eva

SFA is sad to report the passing of Eva Louis Perry, better known as Tee Eva, on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the age of 83. Her sweet shop on Magazine Street was famous for its pralines and small pies.

The Fight to Serve

Public support of migrant causes isn’t easy for immigrant businesses, even if such efforts go unnoticed by non-immigrants. Undocumented entrepreneurs face unique hazards. They live on the edge everyday.