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
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.
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.
Through her cooking, much like immigrant entrepreneurs and food workers across the country, Rasita has been able to bring a little bit of Thailand to Mississippi.
I sought out integrated spaces in Oxford for my project. Time and again one name kept popping up: the Taco Shop.
SFA launched an annual week-long Documentary Video workshop in Oxford, Mississippi, taught by Pihakis Foodways Filmmaker Ava Lowrey.
This summer SFA begins a Summer Documentary Film Internship program to encourage and nurture emerging documentary filmmakers.
“Through this project, and Ava’s class as a whole, I learned to think like a documentarian.”
Rebecca Lauck Cleary produced her film, Food for Thought, for her Documenting Southern Foodways course with Pihakis Film Fellow Ava Lowrey.