Welcome to Soul of the South, SGA’s repository for tips and tidbits that focus on the American South’s cultural, literary, music, language, food and folk traditions. In addition, from time to time, we’ll feature “Southern Superlatives” – national and regional news that shows how SGA states and the region stack up in areas such as education, quality of life, “best ofs” and more.

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  • You'll find this compelling interview with congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis a must read!


  • It's a "brew-vival!"  Check out the suds at any of these new Southern breweries -- almost heaven!


  • For Atlanta designer Abbey Glass:  "The personality of Southern women inspires my clothes."




  • The flavor of Mardi Gras king cake has evolved from its humble roots to include coffee, cocktails and more!


  • This month, rock ‘n’ roll and celebrate "The King's" 80th birthday in Tupelo, MS!


  • Whether it's jarred, baked or distilled, Southern Living wants to taste what you're making!


  • AL Chef John Hall's "Post Office Pies" are the quintessential pizza with a purpose -- read more!