Tuesday, June 22

BUFORD HWY ORAL HISTORY PROJECT NOW ONLINE


EDDIE HERNANDEZ - TAQUERIA DEL SOL from Southern Foodways on Vimeo.

Last week, we introduced you to Frank Ma, grandfather of Atlanta's Chinese restaurant scene. Today, you can meet the rest of the people whose stories were collected by SFA friend and colleague Kate Medley as part of our oral history project documenting Atlanta's Buford Highway. People like Eddie Hernandez of Taqueria del Sol, featured above. Go here to experience the project in its entirety.

We also commissioned a short multi-media piece on Buford Highway through our SFA Greenhouse program. Rachel Bailey, a writer and photographer based in Atlanta, created a slideshow entitled Buford HWY-A Home Away From Home, which you can view here.

For those of you heading to Atlanta this weekend for the SFA field trip, you can look forward to not only meeting some of the subjects of this work, but the the fine folks who collected their stories.

Dig in!