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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.

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Faith and Foodways in Alabama


Fellowship through food is a way for faith families to connect, convey culture, and share abundance. Listen to these faith leaders and congregation members speak of how they experience and express their faith through food.

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Full Circle: The Ballad of Rodney and Roscoe


FULL CIRCLE tells the story of Rodney Scott, of Charleston, SC, founder of Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ. And Roscoe Hall, of Birmingham, AL, grandson of the founder of Dreamland Bar-B-Que in nearby Tuscaloosa, who now manages the Birmingham location of Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ. Both men grew up in the barbecue business. And both men now carry forward a legacy of African American knowledge and labor. This is a story about generational transfer, black entrepreneurship, and the future of barbecue in the Deep South.

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