Black History Month Speaker Series: Nourishing Traditions

Plants, Food and Healing in African and African American History

Nourishing Traditions is presented by

For more information, please contact WFU Dept. of History:  336.758.5501 or

Black History Month Speaker Series: Nourishing TraditionsFebruary 6, 15 & 19, 2018; 6:00 p.m.Old Salem Visitor Center(900 Old Salem Rd.)Free Admission

Old Salem’s Hidden Town Project is pleased to partner in presenting this lecture series:

  • Tuesday February 6: Entering a White Profession: Black Physicians in the
    Turn of the Century South with Todd Savitt, PhD, Professor of Medical Humanitities and History at the Brody School of Medicine of East Carolina University
  • Thursday February 15: From a Haunted Plate: Becoming an 18th and 19th Century Black Chef with author and culinary historian Michael W. Twitty.  A reception & book signing furnished by Bookmarks will follow. Part of the New Winston Museum spring Salon Series.

  • Monday February 19: Seeds of Memory: Food Legacies of the Transatlantic Slave Trade with Judith Carney, PhD, Professor of Geography at University of California at Los Angeles. Also sponsored by WFU Phi Beta Kappa.

Old Salem’s  Homowo Harvest Collection
African/American Heirloom Seeds