Madison Craig | Southern Foodways Alliance arrow left envelope headphones search facebook instagram twitter flickr menu rss play circle itunes calendar

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

< Back to Oral History project: Latino Memphis and Oxford


Madison Craig

(Formerly) La Michoacana

Madison Craig was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is a youth activist involved with Latino Voices, a group at her high school that aims to expose others to the growing Latino community and foster awareness. Additionally, she is a participant in Abiertas Puertas, a college access program sponsored by the non-profit organization Latino Memphis. In the interview, Madison Craig describes her involvement with local protests; the challenges facing undocumented youth and monolingual Spanish speakers; her first job at La Michoacana and their unique offerings; her quinceañera; her passion for politics and the arts; and her immersion in Latin American culture.


Madison Craig es nacida y criada en Memphis, Tennessee, la joven de dieciséis años es una joven activista involucrada con Latino Voices, un grupo de su escuela secundaria que tiene como objetivo exponer a otros a la creciente comunidad latina y fomentar la concientización. Además, participa en Puertas Abiertas, un programa de acceso a la universidad auspiciado por la organización sin fines de lucro Latino Memphis. En la entrevista, Madison Craig describe su participación en las protestas locales; los desafíos que enfrentan los jóvenes indocumentados y los hispanohablantes monolingües; su primer trabajo en La Michoacana y sus ofertas únicas; su quinceañera; su pasión por la política y las artes; y su inmersión en la cultura latinoamericana.

Date of interview:

Simone Delerme

Simone Delerme

Download Transcript



The Southern Foodways Alliance drives a more progressive future by leading conversations that challenge existing constructs, shape perspectives, and foster meaningful discussions. We reconsider the past with research, scrutiny, and documentation.


Alex Raij Txikito

Let’s Stay in Touch

Sign up for the SFA newsletter to have the latest content
delivered directly to your inbox.