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Feb 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Cookbooks by Early Black Californians 1900–1936


The theme for this year’s Black History Month is Black Migration: The Movement of African People Across the Diaspora. Join us for an engaging lecture by Dr. Hanna Garth on “Cookbooks by Early Black Californians 1900–1936.” This talk documents culinary practices in early patterns of Black migration to Southern California. This talk draws on an analysis of two cookbooks, The Federation Cookbook: a Collection of Tested Recipes by the Colored Women of Southern California (1909) and Eliza’s Cookbook Favorite Recipes of the Negro Culinary Art Club (1936). Based on this analysis this talk illuminates the forms of cooking that were central to early Black migrants to Southern California, tracing the culinary influences from other regions of the United States.

Feeding Body & Soul: Migration and Black Culinary Traditions Exhibit will highlight Black migration in the United States and cookbooks. This exhibit, located in Geisel Library’s 2nd Floor (West Wing), will be on display from February 1–28, 2019.

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Date and Time

Feb 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm


Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Event Registration

Registration is not required for this event.

Event Fee



Gayatri Singh    858-822-2346


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

The UC San Diego Library

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Talks and Lectures