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Library to present 'Why We Call it Soul Food' Friday

 

Brinda Willis

Brinda Willis

 

 

Special to The Dispatch

 

 

Brinda Willis will present "Why We Call It Soul Food" at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at noon on Friday, June 23 in honor of National Soul Food Month. 

 

"Why We Call It Soul Food" tells the story of why Southerners, especially African American Southerners, call the foods we eat "soul food." Dr. Willis discusses the emotional and physical aspects of soul food as it relates to our culture and history. She also discusses the bonds attached to the growing, nurturing and preparation of these foods as it relates to our culture and way of life in the South. 

 

Willis is a writer for the Jackson Advocate newspaper and an expert on blues and African American foodways. 

 

Presentations made possible by the Mississippi Humanities Council and the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. 

 

The program is free and open to the public. 

 

For more information, contact Mona Vance-Ali at 662-329-5304. The library is located at 314 Seventh St. N.

 

 

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