Everybody is Welcome: Meet Pedro Leyva

Look back to an SFA film from last summer, Everybody is Welcome. It profiles Pedro Leyva of Mundo Latino Taco Shop in Oxford, Mississippi.

R.I.P, Donnie “Pen” Travis

Donnie “Pen” Travis, the farmer who was the center SFA’s Gravy podcast episode “A Migration Reversed” passed away in his sleep on June 1, 2018, at the age of 66.

Fife, Drums, and Goats with Otha Turner

The Otha Turner Family Picnic is held annually on Labor Day Weekend, but there’s no reason you can’t roast goat on Memorial Day Weekend. Otha Turner is today’s barbecue film, produced by SFA’s Pihakis Filmmaker Ava Lowrey.

A Spoken Dish: Easter Crawfish

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

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

Gravy Podcast: Hungry in the Mississippi Delta

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.

SFA Short: Henry Vanegas – Carnitas Po-boy

As part of SFA’s 2017 focus on El Sur Latino we explore a series of dishes across the Southeast that reframe ideas of southern food. A favorite dish at El Lupillo in Gulfport, Mississippi, is the carnitas po-boy, a Mexican-style torta prepared on po-boy roll.