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What Was The Sandwhich Bridgage?

What Was The Sandwhich Bridgage?

Members of the sandwich brigade assembling sandwiches for the March on Washington, Riverside Church, Harlem, New York, Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Members of the sandwich brigade assembling sandwiches for the March on Washington, Riverside Church, Harlem, New York, Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Crowd at the August 1963 March on Washington, Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Crowd at the August 1963 March on Washington, Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Actor Charlton Heston followed by Harry Belafonte at the rear of the Lincoln Memorial on the day of the March on Washington, Courtesy of the library of Congress

Actor Charlton Heston followed by Harry Belafonte at the rear of the Lincoln Memorial on the day of the March on Washington, Courtesy of the library of Congress

Attendees stopping to eat at the March on Washington, Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Attendees stopping to eat at the March on Washington, Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Food has helped activists continue marching for change for generations. “The Sandwich Brigade” organized efforts to feed the thousands at the March on Washington. Dr. Frederick Douglass Opie details the ways food nourished the fight for freedom along with cherished recipes associated with the era. Opie is a professor of history and foodways at Babson College and the author of several books including Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America; Zora Neale Hurston on Florida Food: Recipes, Remedies, and Simple Pleasures, and his most recent book Southern Food and Civil Rights: Feeding the Revolution. Opie is a regular contributor on The Splendid Table and NPR.

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