Historical Cookbook of the American Negro, 1958, 2000. Fascinating merger of history and recipes. Produced by the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., authors of The Black Family Reunion Cookbook. The cookbook was originally compiled and edited by Sue Bailey Thurman. 2000 edition has a forward by Dorothy I. Height and a scholarly introduction by Anne L. Bower. Published by Beacon Press, Boston. Hardback book with dust jacket, both in mint, never used condition. 166 pages.
The Historical Cookbook of the American Negro, a fun, richly brewed collection of recipes, historical facts, photos, and personal anecdotes. First published in 1958 by the National Council of Negro Women, it includes contributions from members in thirty-six states plus the District of Columbia and offers exceptional insight into American history and the African-American community at the time of its publication. As John Hope Franklin (whose own family owns a copy of the book) points out, much of the cultural information in the cookbook has never been passed down to successive generations.