“Dope with Lime” is a production of the Lillian E. Smith Center at Piedmont College. Through interviews with scholars, artist residents, readers, and more, “Dope with Lime” discusses Lillian E. Smith’s life, work, and continued legacy.
“Dope with Lime” was a column that Lillian E. Smith wrote in the pages of the literary journal that she co-edited with her partner Paula Snelling. Colloquially, the phrase referred to cutting the sweetness of Coca-Cola with lime juice. In her columns, Smith would us satire and bite to comment on Southern life and letters. The column was, for all intents and purposes, blog and podcast like, relaying Smith’s thoughts in a conversational and witty manner.
Rose Gladney "Dope with Lime" Ep. 14
In this episode of "Dope with Lime," we speak with Dr. Rose Gladney, Professor Emerita of American Studies at the University of Alabama. She has published extensively on the life and work of Lillian Smith including How am I to Be Heard? Letters of Lillian Smith and A Lillian Smith Reader which she co-edited with Lisa Hodgens. She has interviewed Paula Snelling, and Lillian’s relatives Esther Smith, Frank Smith, Annie Laurie Peeler, and Nancy Smith Fichter along with numerous former Laurel Falls campers. Today, we are going to talk to Rose about her work and Smith’s continued influence.
Rose Gladney Preview
In this preview, Rose Gladney talks about why she keeps coming back to Lillian Smith's "The Journey" (1954).
Benjamin Boswell "Dope with Lime" Ep. 13
In this episode of "Dope with Lime," I speak with the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Boswell. He is the pastor at Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, and he is a former infantry officer in the U.S. Army. He also facilitates anti-racism training for whites entitled “What Does it mean to Be White?” Today, we will talk about Lillian Smith’s influence on his work, his anti-racism workshops, the connections between social justice work and religion, and Smith’s essay “The White Christian and His Conscience.”
Benjamin Boswell Preview
In the next episode of "Dope with Lime" we speak with Rev. Dr. Benjamin Boswell about about Lillian Smith’s influence on his work, his anti-racism workshops, the connections between social justice work and religion, and Smith’s essay “The White Christian and His Conscience.”
Marie Cochran "Dope with Lime" Ep. 12
On January 15, 2021, what would have been Martin Luther King, Jr’s 92nd birthday, we spoke with Marie Cochran at the LES Center. Marie is a visual artist, writer, and activist. She is the founding curator of the Affrilachian Artist Project which celebrates the intersections of cultures in Appalachia and highlights the unique perspective of people of African descent in the region. She is also the 2020-2021 Lehman Brady Visiting Professorship, at Duke University, Center for Documentary Studies and UNC–Chapel Hill, Department of American StudiesToday, we will discuss Martin Luther King, Jr., Lillian Smith, and Marie’s ongoing work.
Marie Cochran Preview
Stay tuned January 19th for our discussion with Marie Cochran, curator of the Affrilachian Project, about Martin Luther King, Jr., Lillian Smith, social justice, and memory in Northeast Georgia.