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Black Folk and Our Food: An oral history digital cookbook

Identifier: UA 5.348

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Content Description

Cooking is essential to survival; however, it is the stories within the recipes that are struggling to survive. Black Folk and Our Food, an orginal project by PhD student and university oral historian Andre L. Taylor, that ventures into the kitchens of Black families around the country, and conducts oral histories with them while they are cooking, to capture the recipes, and preserve the family history.


  • Creation: 2020

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Guide to Black Folk and Our Food: An oral history digital cookbook
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William & Mary Special Collections Research Center staff
2023 August
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository