Cooking Up History: Food and the Great Migration

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Cooking Up History: Food and the Great Migration

What impact did the Great Migration have on American foodways?

From 1915 to 1960, more than five million African-Americans migrated from the deep South to the northern and western United States in search of new opportunities for work and community. Join us on February 25 at the museum as we explore how culinary traditions evolved during this time period.

We will be joined by guest chef Jerome Grant from Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture who will prepare a few dishes that reflect the culinary changes that emerged from that migration and help us consider how African-Americans preserved some Southern roots as “soul food” tradition while adapting and creating new dishes to their neighborhoods.

February 25 2017


Date: February 25, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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