POND FRESH

Ed Scott formed a cooperative in 1971 in the area of Leflore County, Mississippi, known as Brooks Farm. The hope was that smaller farmers could, through the co-op, acquire loans and government support.

A Hamburger by Any Other Name

Found in small restaurants hugging railroads tracks that crisscross the counties of northeast Mississippi, northwestern Alabama, and lower Tennessee, these hamburgers defy hunger and solitude in a region where many workers worry over their next paycheck.

UM Launches Mississippi Stories

The Center for the Study of Southern Culture, where SFA makes its home, launches a new site this week featuring documentary work of students, faculty, alumni, partners, and archival treasures.

Dee Dee’s Kitchen

Delia “Dee Dee” Katz was a cook by profession. She was African American, and she worked for four generations of my white, Jewish family for nearly 50 years.

Chinese Grocers in the Mississippi Delta

An alternative to plantation commissaries and catering to a predominately African American clientele, the Chinese American grocer was a mainstay in many Delta neighborhoods well into the 20th century.

The SFA Take: Buying In, Staying Put

SFA is proudly and deeply rooted in Oxford, Mississippi. Come October 13, 2016, SFA will fly the rainbow flag and welcome all to our city and our university.

Film: Trail of the Slugburger

Learn more about Corinth, Mississippi slugburgers in this short film, and check back Thursday for the release of our new oral history project, A Hamburger By Any Other Name.

The SFA Take: Love and Cookies

Nathalie Dupree Graduate Fellow Kate Wiggins compiled resources from SFA’s recent work that deal specifically with sexuality through the lens of food. Look, read, and listen to these stories that are often drowned out by politicized rhetoric and monolithic stereotypes about the South.