Chronicling Resistance: In Search of High on the Hog

19 Nov 2021
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free Library of Philadelphia Culinary Literacy Center, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, 19103


Archival documents from Chronicling Resistance, Enabling Resistance, Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries, 2018. Photo by Mariam Williams and Zoe Jeka.

The Free Library of Philadelphia partners with Our Mother’s Kitchens and Chronicling Resistance activist-curator fellows Nia D. Minard and Khaliah D. Pitts for an evening of conversation and food. Chronicling Resistance is a research and public programs project that explores Philadelphia’s historical archives of community activism.

For this event, up to ten community members may participate in person at the Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center to cook recipes inspired by Dr. Jessica B. Harris' High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America, followed by a discussion of the book. Additional participants may attend via Zoom to cook alongside the group and participate in the conversation.