A Spoken Dish: Easter Crawfish

An Easter weekend crawfish boil? Yes, please. Watch Cleta Ellington describe her family’s annual Easter weekend tradition.

A Helping of Gravy: Meat

Growing up in Jackson, Mississippi, I didn’t know anyone who didn’t eat meat.

StoryCorps in Jackson, Mississppi

Our oral history friends at StoryCorps are headed to Jackson, MS in the Mobile Recording Booth from February 5 through March 6, 2015.

A Helping of Gravy: Old Space, New Welcome Table

This piece first appeared in Issue #52 of our Gravy quarterly.  Old Space, New Welcome Table In Jackson, a young chef builds his first restaurant on history, family, and the taste of place by Julian Rankin IF ALL GOES AS PLANNED , Nick Wallace will open his first solo restaurant, Lunette, in 2015. The restaurant will occupy the … Continued

Setting the Homeless Table

Joseph “Piko” Ewoodzie, visiting instructor of sociology at Kenyon College, will continue the discussion of “Who’s welcome at the Welcome Table?” by inviting the homeless to the conversation.

OKRACAST: Lunch Counters and Civil Rights

Welcome to Okracast, the podcast of the Southern Foodways Alliance! This week we’re commemorating the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the landmark legislation desegregating places of public accommodation. The law was largely made possible by courageous demonstrators who protested in public spaces like beaches, libraries and lunch counters. We’ll hear from Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a … Continued

Jackson Sit In

Counter Histories: Jackson

In this film we hear from Colia Clark, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Bill Minor, Daphne Chamberlain and Reverend Ed King about the historic sit-in at the 1963 Woolworth’s lunch counter in Jackson, Mississippi.