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Oral Histories

The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region. If you would like to contribute to SFA’s oral history collections, please send your ideas for oral history along with your CV or Resume and a portfolio of prior oral history work to annemarie@southernfoodways.org.


About the Southern BBQ Trail

The Southern Foodways Alliance and Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q created the Southern BBQ Trail in an effort to document the history, tradition, and culture of bbq throughout the South. This is an on-going project. There will be regular additions to the oral history archive, as well as to the locations on our interactive map.

The Southern BBQ Trail is also a resource for cultural tourists who would like to hit the road in search of authentic and unique culinary experiences. We hope you will use the BBQ Trail as your guide.

Grab a napkin and go!

If you have ideas, comments, or questions relating to the BBQ Trail, please direct them to:

Amy Evans Streeter
Southern Foodways Alliance
Center for the Study of Southern Culture
Barnard Observatory
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-5993
Email: acevans@olemiss.edu

Amy Evans Streeter, an artist and documentarian, is the oral historian for the SFA.

Content (except where noted): Amy Evans Streeter, Southern Foodways Alliance.
Design: Mary Geitner, 9-VOLT Design
Sponsor: Initial funding for this project provided by Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q.

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PLEASE NOTE: Every effort has been made to make the SOUTHERN BBQ TRAIL a functional and up-to-date map of vendors and locations, but please contact these establishments directly, when making travel plans. All information herein is subject to change without notice.

All content on this site (unless where noted) is copyright © Southern Foodways Alliance. Use without attribution is prohibited, but we want to share the wealth. If you would like to reproduce any of this research, please contact us.

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