The Mississippi Delta Hot Tamale Trail is the recipient of the 2006 Elbert R. Hilliard Award for Outstanding Oral History Project, which is awarded by the Mississippi Historical Society. From the award letter: "This award, which carries a $300 cash gift, was established by the Mississippi Historical Society to recognize oral history projects exemplifying a distinguished collection, high-quality preservation, and proper use of oral history."
Thank you to everyone who has supported this project that documents the history, tradition and culture of hot tamales in the Mississippi Delta. Most of all, thank you to the tamale makers and vendors who have shared their stories.
Look for new interviews to be published on www.tamaletrail.com this summer.
The SFA received the same award last year for the Doe's Eat Place Oral History Project.