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Dr. FREDERICK DOUGLASS OPIE, author of Southern Food and Civil Rights

October 23, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

From home cooks and professional chefs to local eateries and bakeries, food has helped activists continue marching for change for generations. Paschal’s Restaurant in Atlanta provided safety and comfort food for civil rights leaders; Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam operated their own farms, dairies, and bakeries in the 1960s; “The Sandwich Brigade” organized efforts to feed the thousands at the March on Washington. Dr. FREDERICK DOUGLASS OPIE details the ways southern food nourished the fight for freedom along with cherished recipes associated with the era.

Dr.OPIE is a professor of history and foodways at Babson College and the author of Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America; Black Labor Migration in Caribbean Guatemala, 1882–1923; and Zora Neale Hurston on Florida Food: Recipes, Remedies, and Simple Pleasures. Opie is a regular contributor on the radio show The Splendid Table.

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Date:
October 23, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Website:
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Venue

Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 United States
Phone:
617-536-5400
Website:
http://www.bpl.org/

Organizer

Boston Public Library
Phone:
6175365400
Email:
ask@bpl.org
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www.bpl.org

Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.