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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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Sustainable South Louisiana


This project explores farmers, watermen, and restaurant owners who work toward a more sustainable South Louisiana.

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Soul of the Kitchen


See how Juneteenth is celebrated in Natchez, Mississippi, following three generations of Black women who carry on the tradition of sharing recipes orally rather than via written instructions.

This film is by Kat Hernandez, a writer, video storyteller, and graduate journalism student at the Craig Newmark School of Journalism in New York City. She has worked with food as both a pastry chef and food journalist, and was a 2019 SFA summer film intern. Kat aspires to tell stories about the complex history and relationships individuals and communities have with food.

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