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.
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.
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.
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.
In the late 1950’s, fife and drum legend Otha Turner began hosting annual Labor Day picnics at his property in Gravel Springs, Mississippi.
“Something about Mississippi grieves with every passing day.” SFA takes a long, hard look at our home state.
Dockery Plantation is widely considered the birthplace of the Blues. For Gentle Lee Rainey, it was the birthplace of the Delta hot tamale.
If you’ve dined at Bully’s, you understand how this gem warrants the James Beard Foundation’s America’s Classics Award.
“[Making] hot tamale[s] is like making corn whiskey. You never get the same thing out twice.”