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Fire & Freedom: Food & Enslavement in Early America

Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 9 - Psyche Williams-Forson

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Zoom,
Psyche Williams-Forson, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland, is curator of the Fire & Freedom exhibit.  She will discuss themes from the exhibit, including food, power, and the sociocultural history of the United States.


TO BE RESCHEDULED - Michael Twitty

Michael Twitty will speak about food and culture, expanding on themes from his book, The Cooking GeneThe Cooking Gene is ranked one of the best food books of all time, winning the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Food Writing and Book of the Year in 2018.  In it Twitty explores his own heritage and traces his family in connection with African American cooking traditions.  Twitty was named first Revolutionary in Residence in Colonial Williamsburg in 2017, and his revolutionary approach to studying food, race, and history will add greatly to your understanding of diversity.

Co-sponsored by UF Office of the Provost, Chief Diversity Officer, Center for African American Studies, Stewards of Florida History Fund, and George A. Smathers Libraries.

Fire & Freedom Speaker and Film Series

About the Speaker and Film series:
This Speaker series is hosted by the UF Health Science Center Libraries.

Light refreshments will be served at most events. All are welcome to attend.

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