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Great Scientists – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Quick, how many astrophysicists can you name? Chances are Neil deGrasse Tyson is at the top of your list. And if this is the first that you’ve heard of Dr. Tyson, well, prepare to meet a groundbreaking scientist, compelling advocate for science … Continue reading

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The History of African-American Food

 Check out these books on the role that food has played in African-American history!   What the Slaves Ate: Recollections of African American Foods and Foodways from the Slave Narratives by Herbert C. Covey. Greenwood Press, 2009. Carefully documenting African American slave … Continue reading

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Carolyn Quick Tillery’s African-American Heritage Cookbook Series

Readers who pick up one of these three cookbooks are going to get more than just the recipes for traditional African-American dishes. Carolyn Quick Tillery has filled her her pages with stories, poetry, pictures, and historical accounts to give the … Continue reading

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To My Old Master

Here is a witty and moving letter, written by a freed slave in response to his former master’s request that he return and work for him. Reposted from Letters of Note.

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Welcome to CLP’s Black History Month Blog!

This year’s theme for Black History Month programming at CLP is “A Taste of…” which means we’ll be looking at African-American contributions to food and culture. CLP staff members will be blogging here throughout the month about CLP events, as well as reading … Continue reading

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