Documenting Change in Apalachicola, Florida

Life in Apalachicola, Florida, has changed dramatically since SFA documented the area in 2006. Read the recent Tampa Bay Times article by Laura Reiley, and revisit the stories SFA shared as part of the Florida’s Forgotten Coast oral history project.

Apply for 2018 SFA Oral History Workshop

We are pleased to announce the 2018 summer oral history workshop will be held in Oxford, Mississippi, the week July 22-27, 2018. Applications are due by April 6.

Jason Gross cooks a pot of chili every day

Jason Gross’s great-grandfather was the famous James Cottrell, the preacher from Virginia who taught Johnny Goins to rack pool. Meet him by way of his interview for the Eastern Kentucky chili bun project

Johnny Goins helms the kitchen at Pat’s Snack Bar

Johnny Goins was nine years old the first time he walked through the doors of Pat’s Snack Bar. As a young man, he racked pool there for a dime a game. Now he dishes their famous chili buns.

When in London (KY), eat at Weaver’s

Judd Weaver formerly owned Weaver’s Hot Dogs in downtown London, Kentucky. After the original Weaver’s building burned, he and his wife, Kim, opened Weaver’s on Fourth and Weaver’s Landing.

Más Manteca, More Lard

Lora Smith explores how changes in the grocery aisle reflect changes in the broader Appalachian community of Manchester, Kentucky.

Charlotte’s Central Avenue Corridor

La Avenida Central de Charlotte revela una demografía cambiante de la ciudad, desde la clase de trabajadores de raza blanca de las fábricas textiles a principios del siglo veinte hasta una ola de inmigración en la década de los noventa. Estos nuevos sureños llenaron negocios abandonados y subdivisiones, uniéndose a lo largo de este pasillo, … Continued