Remembering Herman Sullivan

Food brought Herman Sullivan to Shiloh Seventh-day Adventist Church in Greenwood, Mississippi. He soon became a member and committed himself not only to God, but to the greater Greenwood community.

Down in Greenwood with Taylor Bowen Ricketts

Today, meet Taylor Bowen Ricketts, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, and a graduate of the University of Mississippi. During and after school, she worked in the Oxford food scene (including a stint at the Yocona River Inn) before moving to the Mississippi Delta. Her Louisiana grandparents gave her an upbringing in classic Cajun and Creole … Continued

A Day in the Delta

The SFA Oral Workshop ventured to the Mississippi Delta yesterday to collect fieldwork in Greenwood. We started early, piling into two vans and passing the rolling green fields through heavy rain. For most of the participants, this was a first trip to the Delta. Our first stop was Leann Hines’s farm in Greenwood. Leann spoke about her … Continued

Featured Oral History: Greenwood Restaurants

Next week, thirteen students and SFA members head to Oxford, Mississippi to attend our annual oral history workshop. Each day will be filled with oral history practices, visual approaches, interviewing techniques, digital storytelling, formal avenues, and archiving, among many other elements. At the heart of the week lies in a trip to the Mississippi Delta … Continued


The Last Kings of Cotton Row from Thomas Gregory on Vimeo. For those of you who have traveled to Greenwood, Mississippi, on your own or as part of the SFA’s annual Delta Divertissement, you might remember Hambone, shoeshine impresario at the Cotton Row Club and regular man about town. He always wore a stylish hat … Continued