Introduction

  • By Jeffrey Kaufmann & Randy Gonzales

There is a tree in the middle of a park, right behind Mrs. Pat Olajide’s house, on the east side of Hattiesburg, MS, that never blooms green. The tree is alive but always has the look of winter about it. It is leafless, cold-looking, yet not withered. It looks poised for spring—for a spring that never comes...

...for people to put a visual to the task that they grew up learning about.

- Carey Fulmer -
Ecology

From Blank Space To Marginal Place:
Urban Ecology of Mobile-Bouie

  • By Jeffrey Kaufmann

There is a tree in the middle of a park, right behind Mrs. Pat Olajide’s house, on the east side of Hattiesburg, MS, that never blooms green. The tree is alive but always has the look of winter about it. It is leafless, cold-looking, yet not withered. It looks poised for spring—for a spring that never comes...

  • Ecology
  • Mississippi
Culture

A Hog Killin' with the Fulmers

  • By Sam Miller

After an hour of consulting with the Fulmer family, I have come to the conclusion that there is no other name than "hog killin'" for such an event. And even if there are other names, the Fulmers will not agree to call it otherwise. The name hog killin' is not meant to be morbid. Although this name implies exactly what happened, it is far from an accurate description of the occasion, and I did not fully understand...

  • Culture
  • Mississippi
Archives

Finding the Piney Woods in the Southern Miss Archives: A Photo Album

  • By Shryle Wallace

The moment my eyes met those of the woman in this photo, goose bumps went up my arm and I knew that this picture had chosen me. I call it "still photo: wrinkles of time" I see strength, sadness, and even contentment and happiness in the face of this woman. She is the product of her environment...

  • Archives
  • Mississippi
Culture

There has to be Lechon: Celebration in the Filipino Community

  • By Randy Gonzales

In Filipino Culture, feast days are often marked by the eating of lechon (roasted pig). For a Filipino Community in Louisiana, the presence of lechon marks an event as significant and results in larger attendance to events like Christenings and Birthday Celebrations. This ethnographic video focuses on a celebration in a small Filipino Community in Southeastern Louisiana.

  • Culture
  • Louisiana

DPW empahsizes the capabilities of piney woods residents and brings them to the surface.