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Southern Foodways Alliance
Oral History Workshop
Based on my studies of women’s roles in shaping Pan-African cultural-nationalist foodways, I was awarded one of two scholarships offered through the generous support of Southern Foodways Alliance donor, Edward Lee. Funds support critical studies of oral histories. The week-long summer 2017 SFA Oral History Workshop took place at Emory University, Atlanta. Sessions highlighted Southern foodways through the lens of Buford Highway’s many flavors, including El Sur Latino. Classes also focused on the impact of recorded narratives, and uses of digital humanities as well as other creative methods for disseminating narratives. I am excited about how this experience will shape my future research. Stay tuned!
Atlas Obscura – “Against the Odds, A 40-Year Old West African Village in South Carolina Has Thrived”
by Molly McArdle
“The actual village’s population is really small, but the footprint it made is much larger.” (read more)
History Ph.D. student Kenja McCray was recently selected to receive the Association of Black Women Historians’ Drusilla Dunjee Houston Memorial Award for her dissertation chapter, “Education Didn’t Mean Having a Degree: It Meant Serving All of Humanity.” She received the award at the Centennial Conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). (more)