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By Tina Peak
Library Director 

Library Hosts Presentation Feb. 11 on African Roots of Southern Cooking

Part of Annual Black History Month Celebration


Last updated 1/28/2020 at 5:34pm

Dr. Martha Bireda

Enslaved Africans brought their food ways and special skills such as rice cultivation with them during their forced journey through the Middle Passage.

Dr. Martha Bireda will present the journey of African foods and food preparation to modern day at the Lake Wales Public Library in celebration of Black History Month.

The Lake Wales Public Library annually presents a Black History Month program. This year's will not only be informative, but also tasty.

Dr. Martha Bireda, Director of the Blanchard House Museum of African American History and Culture, in Charlotte County, will present The A...

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