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Las Mujeres del Sur

By Sandra A. Gutierrez When I was five, we returned to Latin America, and I grew up fluently bilingual as a student in the American School of Guatemala in Guatemala City. I learned the histories of two countries, the lyrics to two national anthems, and the pledges of allegiance to the US flag and the … Continued

Documentary Film Internship Applications are due March 23

Sour, Sweet, Spicy: Making Home in Oxford, Mississippi from Southern Foodways on Vimeo. The Southern Foodways Alliance seeks applications for our second annual Summer Documentary Film Internship to encourage and nurture emerging documentary filmmakers. For two months this summer, two interns will work directly under the guidance and mentorship of SFA’s Pihakis Foodways Documentary Filmmaker, … Continued

The Greenwood Food Blockade

By Bobby J. Smith II For proponents, it showed the world the plight of rural Mississippi blacks and helped garner support. For opponents like the White Citizens’ Council (WCC), these elements perpetuated the dual organization of the South, which enforced white superiority and promoted black inferiority. This dichotomy is best illustrated by the sharecropping system … Continued

Apply for 2018 SFA Oral History Workshop

We are pleased to announce the 2018 summer oral history workshop will be held in Oxford, Mississippi, the week July 22-27, 2018. Applications are due by April 6.

It’s Not Easy Being Green

You don’t necessarily have to grow chard to tweet about it, but one does make the other easier.

Jason Gross cooks a pot of chili every day

Jason Gross’s great-grandfather was the famous James Cottrell, the preacher from Virginia who taught Johnny Goins to rack pool. Meet him by way of his interview for the Eastern Kentucky chili bun project

Rosalind Bentley and Radical Hospitality

Rosalind Bentley shared the story of her Aunt Lucy, a hostess of the civil rights movement in Albany, Georgia. Watch her presentation at the Winter symposium.