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The SFA’s films celebrate the people and places who enrich the landscape of Southern food and culture.


Counter Histories: Nashville, TN

The Southern Foodways Alliance presents Counter Histories, a series of short films documenting the struggle to desegregate southern restaurants in the Civil Rights Movement.

In this piece we hear from Gloria McKissock and Matthew Walker, Jr. about their experiences and the work of Diane Nash and students from Maherry, Fisk University, Tennessee State University, and American Baptist College.

To see all five films in the Counter Histories series, visit

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