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African Roots of Southern Cooking

February 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

African Roots of Southern Cooking

Enslaved Africans brought their foodways and special skills such as rice cultivation with them during their forced journey through the Middle Passage. Learn how African foods and food preparation influence what Floridians eat today.

Martha R. Bireda, Ph.D., is Director of the Blanchard House Museum of African History and Culture, located in Punta Gorda, Florida. For over 30 years, Dr. Bireda has consulted, lectured, and written about social issues related to race, gender, class, power, and culture.

This event is funded by the Florida Humanities’ Florida Talks program, in partnership with the Friends of the Fort Myers Beach Public Library.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm -
February 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Martha Bireda, Scholar
Event Fee:

Event Contact:

Nancy Petralia

Event Venue:

Fort Myers Regional Library
1651 Lee St.
Fort Myers, 33901 United States
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Venue Phone:
(239) 489-9487
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