In honor of Juneteenth, enjoy a collection of recipes chosen to commemorate the date from The Historical Cookbook of the American Negro, first published in 1958, by The National Council of Negro Women.The Historical Cookbook of the American Negro is the classic yearlong celebration of black heritage from Emancipation Proclamation Breakfast Cake to Wandering Pilgrim’s Stew from the National Council of Negro Women. It is a unique collection of historical facts, photos, personal anecdotes, and of course a rich selection of seasonally-arranged recipes
This week, the Lambda Literary Foundation announced the finalists for its 24th annual Lambda Literary Awards, recognizing excellence in LGBT literature.
The awards will honor the best books in categories like fiction, memoir, mystery, poetry, romance and erotica for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and general LGBT themes. There’s a full list of nominees at the link above.
This fall we’ll be publishing Thomas Norman DeWolf’s and Sharon Leslie Morgan’s book Gather at the Table. Sharon and Tom traveled through the US to view history and present-day circumstances of slavery with someone from “the other side.” Follow their journey on their youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/gatheratthetable. the first video is posted now!
On January 3, 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr., appeared on the cover of Time magazine as its man of the year. Time has the table of contents on its site from this issue, so you can go see what was in the news at the time, and if you’re a subscriber, you can read the issue!