All in Food Writing
“Food, Jazz, and Protest in Jim Crow Washington, D.C,” a podcast from author Fred Opie’s book Southern Food and Civil Rights: Feeding the Revolution. In an abstract of the related chapter to the podcast, Opie writes, in the 1940s through the early 1960s, Washington, D.C. had predominantly Jim Crow restaurants and cafeterias that catered to a “whites only” customer base.
July is national ice cream month! My Grandmother Lucy Opie migrated from Cloverdale, Virginia to Sleepy Hollow, New York in the late 1920s. One time she sent me to the Grand Union grocery store to buy “ice milk.”
The tradition at least in one part of North Carolina had been to hold a high school commencement/homecoming picnic around Labor Day. How to have a great community event. First . . .