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Recipes for revolution: Professor’s book tells how food nourished the civil-rights movement

By Helaine Williams

This article was published February 15, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Basic Fried Chicken, a recipe for which appeared in a 1960 edition of The Baltimore Sun, requires only five ingredients (including the chicken) to satisfy connoisseurs of what is seen as a soul-food dish. The recipe is reproduced in Frederick Douglass Opie’s book, Southern Food and Civil Rights: Feeding the Revolution, which tells how food fueled the marches, boycotts and other movements of the civil-rights era.

Southern Food and Civil Rights: Feeding the Revolution by Frederick Douglass Opie

Made with cottage cheese rather than cream cheese, Afro Cooking School Cheesecake was one of the recipes of the Afro-American Cooking School, supporte...

Bean Pie is a longtime staple of the Nation of Islam. The Nation, description of its food-production and business practices during the mid-20th centur...

Much of the civil rights movement was fueled and powered by food.

Southern Food and Civil Rights: Feeding the Revolution by Frederick Douglass Opie

Made with cottage cheese rather than cream cheese, Afro Cooking School Cheesecake was one of the recipes of the Afro-American Cooking School, supporte...

Bean Pie is a longtime staple of the Nation of Islam. The Nation, description of its food-production and business practices during the mid-20th centur...

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