Monday, October 18


Photo by Amy Evans Streeter

In advance of our eighth Delta Divertissement, our annual field trip to the Mississippi Delta held just prior to the foodways symposium, we would like to introduce you to one of the subjects from our latest oral history project that documents the Lebanese community in the Mississippi Delta.

Mary Louise Nosser, the daughter of immigrants, is one of the volunteers who helps put on the annual Lebanese dinner hosted by the congregation of the St. George Orthodox Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi, a fifty-year tradition.

In this special edition of Okracast, hear the story of Lebanese immigration, assimilation, and the intersection of Lebanese and Southern foodways in the Mississippi Delta as told by Mary Louise Nosser.

Grab some headphones and go!