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A Recipe for Passover

This Passover, make Florence Weiland Schornstein’s Red Soup with Brisket and Creole Matzoh Balls. We have the recipe, courtesy of Matzoh Ball Gumbo by Marcie Cohen Ferris.

Moni Basu: Can narratives effect change?

Moni Basu writes for CNN and teaches in the MFA program in Narrative Nonfiction at the University of Georgia. At SFA’s Winter Symposium she reflected on the power of stories.

Ralph Eubanks, Tom Ward, and Still Hungry in America

At the 2018 Winter Symposium, Ralph Eubanks and Tom Ward had a conversation about SFA’s re-release of Still Hungry in America. Watch Eubanks and Ward discuss the book, and the lingering importance of these images for conversations about modern poverty and food justice.

Las Mujeres del Sur

By Sandra A. Gutierrez When I was five, we returned to Latin America, and I grew up fluently bilingual as a student in the American School of Guatemala in Guatemala City. I learned the histories of two countries, the lyrics to two national anthems, and the pledges of allegiance to the US flag and the … Continued

Documentary Film Internship Applications are due March 23

Sour, Sweet, Spicy: Making Home in Oxford, Mississippi from Southern Foodways on Vimeo. The Southern Foodways Alliance seeks applications for our second annual Summer Documentary Film Internship to encourage and nurture emerging documentary filmmakers. For two months this summer, two interns will work directly under the guidance and mentorship of SFA’s Pihakis Foodways Documentary Filmmaker, … Continued

The Greenwood Food Blockade

By Bobby J. Smith II For proponents, it showed the world the plight of rural Mississippi blacks and helped garner support. For opponents like the White Citizens’ Council (WCC), these elements perpetuated the dual organization of the South, which enforced white superiority and promoted black inferiority. This dichotomy is best illustrated by the sharecropping system … Continued