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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.

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Southern Baking

This collection highlights the voices of Southern bakers.

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The SugarBeat Project

Columbia, South Carolina-based photographer and filmmaker Roni Henderson-Day follows Tahirah Shakir of Sugar Beat, LLC as she sources, roasts, grinds, and simmers local, organic peanuts into a Southern take on West African peanut stew. The Sugarbeat Project celebrates African cultural retention in African American Southern cooking as well as the resilience and innovation inherent in their journey.

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