Civil Rights Act of 1964 Research Grant and Call for Papers

The Center for the Study of Southern Culture (CSSC) and the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi announce a $1,000 research grant to catalyze scholarship on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the desegregation of Southern restaurants. When President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on July 2 of that … Continued

Kitchen to Classroom: Eating in the Archives, Part I

Fannie Lou Hamer at the 1964 Democratic National Convention Kitchen to Classroom is a weekly dispatch from our postdoctoral fellow, Angela Jill Cooley. We’ll miss Jill when she moves on next month—she has accepted a position as an assistant professor of history at Minnesota State University-Mankato. We look forward to welcoming our 2013–2014 postdoctoral fellow, … Continued

Kitchen to Classroom: An Evening with Diane Nash, Civil Rights Heroine

Diane Nash leads a 1961 march in Nashville. Photo courtesy of the Tennessean. “Kitchen to Classroom” is a weekly dispatch from our postdoctoral fellow, Angela Jill Cooley. You can follow Professor Cooley on Twitter at @foodandrace. On Wednesday night, the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South at Tulane University … Continued