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Governor's Awards in the Humanities 2008 (May 8)
Annual Humanities Lecture - by John T. Edge:
Barbecue, Paying Down a Debt of Pleasure (video)

Background article on this event by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Audio interview of Mr. Edge (who is editor of the book Cornbread Nation) by Frank Reece, antiquarian bookseller and publisher. (Originally aired on Georgia Public Broadcasting's Cover To Cover program April 27, 2008.)

As a run-up to the Key Ingredients exhibit in Buchanan during January 2010, (a Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street project), local community leaders attended the annual Governor's Awards in the Humanities event in Atlanta.

Left to right:
Karen Higgins (President, Haralson County Historical Society)
John T. Edge (Director, Southern Foodways Alliance, University of Mississippi)
Wendy Bennett (Tourism Coordinator, Haralson County Chamber of Commerce)

Mr. Edge autographs a copy of Volume 7: Foodways of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, edited at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi and published by the University of North Carolina Press. This very copy is part of the Special History and Genealogy Collection at the Buchanan-Haralson Public Library in the Historic Courthouse in Buchanan.

Source of original photo set:
Original photos via Wendy Bennett