When I think of my mother walking toward that pear tree, I imagine her like Janie, the protagonist of Zora Neale Hurston’s master work, Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Rosalind Bentley shared the story of her Aunt Lucy, a hostess of the civil rights movement in Albany, Georgia. Watch her presentation at the Winter symposium.
Compared to famous civil rights battlegrounds like Selma, Alabama, Albany holds an unsettled place in the history of the movement.
The Smith Symposium Fellows, a program underwritten by a gift from Pam and Brook Smith, invites individuals whose work promises a positive impact on the southern region and its foodways to be guests at SFA symposia. Meet our 2017 Smith Fellows in advance of SFA’s October gathering.
Rosalind Bentley, the reporter of last week’s podcast episode, found some extra Gravy for us: newsreel footage from Albany, Georgia, featuring Aunt Lucy, a hostess for the Civil Rights Movement.