We are pleased to announce the 2018 summer oral history workshop will be held in Oxford, Mississippi, the week July 22-27, 2018. Applications are due by April 6.
You don’t necessarily have to grow chard to tweet about it, but one does make the other easier.
Jason Gross’s great-grandfather was the famous James Cottrell, the preacher from Virginia who taught Johnny Goins to rack pool. Meet him by way of his interview for the Eastern Kentucky chili bun project
Rosalind Bentley shared the story of her Aunt Lucy, a hostess of the civil rights movement in Albany, Georgia. Watch her presentation at the Winter symposium.
Charles Stivers owns Pat’s Snack Bar and serves their chili recipe, but he not-so-secretly prefers a chili recipe from his wife’s family.
SFA will screen two films at the 2018 Indie Grits Festival in Columbia, South Carolina.
The summer of 1964 in Mississippi was Freedom Summer, a huge campaign to register black Americans to vote. Among the students and teachers who traveled to Mississippi for the movement were doctors and nurses and medical students. While they moved around the state, patching up civil rights workers, they saw a poverty they could never have imagined. People were hungry, starving to death from malnutrition, particularly in the Mississippi Delta.
Johnny Goins was nine years old the first time he walked through the doors of Pat’s Snack Bar. As a young man, he racked pool there for a dime a game. Now he dishes their famous chili buns.
The Southern Foodways Alliance, in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, has republished Still Hungry in America as part of its Culture, People, and Place book series.