If We So Choose
History books may tell the story of segregation, but “If We So Choose” is a documentary short film introducing audiences to the people in Athens, Georgia who not only lived through Jim Crow separatism but fought against it and won. Through the lens of a little known protest demonstration at the lingo laden fast food restaurant, The Varsity, new light is shed on the tall order for equality that was placed by unsung, young, African American heroes.
20 Years, 20 Founders: Ann Abadie
Founding member Ann Abadie reflects on the growth of foodways in cultural studies.
20 Years, 20 Founders: Ben and Karen Barker
SFA founding members Ben and Karen Barker explain the importance of restaurant workers to the SFA audience.
20 Years, 20 Founders: Damon Lee Fowler
SFA Founding member and culinary historian Damon Lee Fowler describes the significance of recognizing Southern food as regional cuisine.
20 Years, 20 Founders: Frank Stitt
SFA founding member Frank Stitt recalls the menu he created for the Founders Dinner.
20 Years, 20 Founders: Joe Randall
SFA founding member Joe Randall talks the importance of recognizing chefs and pitmasters of color and their contributions to Southern food in this Founders Short.