Over the last two years we’ve added several impressive ladies to our squad: Qiu Jin, Juliette Gordon Low, Canada’s Famous Five, and the “lady killers” of the game of bridge, Fritzi and Rixi, also known as Frisky and Bitchy. But we have a special place reserved, of course, for sisters. Today we’re honoring a different kind of sisterhood – that of the 175-year old,African-American Roman Catholic order of the Sisters of the Holy Family in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lissen Up: Talking Southern Jewish Foodways with Olivia Brown
How did Eastern European Jewish immigrants come to be in South Carolina in the first place? What kinds of communities did they form once they got there? And how did a Jewish deli come to serve barbecue ham? Olivia Brown’s got the answers.
Shipping the Nuts out of Georgia: The Radical Roots of Habitat for Humanity
What our family dog Jack has in common with the 39th President of the United States may surprise you. Plus, the story of the origins of Habitat for Humanity is as fascinating (and as true) as the story of how Jack once ate an entire stick of butter off the dining room table before our very eyes.