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ELC Talks: Foods of the Great Migration

February 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Early Learning Coalition of Miami Dade/Monroe
2555 Ponce de Leon Blvd #500
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Zenia Garcia
786-734-9713 x2525
ELC Talks: Foods of the Great Migration @ Early Learning Coalition of Miami Dade/Monroe | Coral Gables | Florida | United States

Foods of the Great Migration

The 2019 national Black History month theme is Black Migrations which emphasizes the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities. As we honor Black Migrations we recognize the traditional foods that travelled with Black Americans.

According to ‘the Soul Food’ Scholar, Adrian Miller:
Soul food is a coined term that brilliantly captures the humanity and heroic efforts of African-Americans to overcome centuries of oppression and create a cuisine that deliciously melds the foods and cooking techniques of West Africa, Western Europe, and the Americas. The mention of the words soul food will always conjure up glorious stuff: delicious food that has sustained generations.

ELC Talks examines the rich history of ‘soul food’ in all it’s great glory: it’s reason for being, it’s evolution, its impacts, it’s gentrification and ultimately it’s rock solid place in the lives of so many African Americans.


Samantha Bryant
Reporter, WPLG-TV, Local 10/ABC


Dr. Marvin Dunn
Author, Historian and Professor Emeritus, Florida International University

Dr. Luther Brewster
Chief of Policy and College of Medicine Community Development,
Florida International University

“The Hungry Black Man”
aka Starex Smith
Co-Founder of Black Tech Week, Entrepreneur and
nationally known food blogger

Join Us. Join the conversation. Bring a Friend!
A traditional southern meal will be served.

For questions about accessibility or accommodation requests, please contact:

Zenia Garcia


305-646-7220 x2525