“BLACK RESISTANCE” 2023 Black History Month Theme
Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. The Black History Month 2023 theme, “Black Resistance,” explores how “African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism of lynching, racial pogroms and police killings,” since the nation’s earliest days.
Soul Food Fest February 26, 2023, to follow the morning worship. All are asked to participate with a covered dish.
Our tribute to African-American history will be both educational and tasty with a Black History Month meal. Contemporary African-American cuisine, known as soul food, originated from the recipes of the slavery era and adapted as African-Americans’ plights’ changed.
Main Dishes-Slaves often ate wild game, such as squirrel and possum, and cooked with undesirable animal parts the slave owners didn’t want, like pigs’ feet and intestines.
Focusing our main dishes on more contemporary soul food will be much more crowd-pleasing: fried chicken, fish, or pork chops; barbecued ribs or chicken. For vegetarian soul food options, prepare macaroni and cheese.
Vegetables-Honor the cuisine of the slave era with side dishes inspired by African-American ancestors. Vegetable dishes from that time period used crops from the southern United States: collard greens, (originated in Africa). black-eyed peas or butter beans, red beans and rice, okra, and tomatoes.
Breads-plenty of cornbread and biscuits Desserts-Sweet potato pie, pecan pie, peach cobbler, and banana pudding.
Condiments-bottles of red hot sauce