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Chef Joe Randall’s Sautéed Shrimp Cakes
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Black History Month Recipes

This month the Museum’s James Beard Award-nominated Sweet Home Café has created a special menu for Black History Month. Among the featured recipes here are sautéed shrimp cakes, barbeque ribs, and apple pie. Be sure to check the Museum’s event...Read More

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Langston Hughes: The People's Poet

Langston Hughes was resolute in listening to the stories of the working class, telling those stories in a language they understood, and, in so doing, reflecting back on Harlem the beauty and boundlessness he saw every day. Read More

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African American Culinary Chefs

Before the 1970s, Aunt Jemima’s pancake box carried the stereotypical image of a black cook, illustrating how the American food industry undervalued southern cooks and cooking. Today, a new wave of African American chefs safeguards southern...Read More