Louis Hughes of Mississippi Tells a Food Story

Louis Hughes was an African-Virginian sold into slavery in the Deep South.  In his youth he was sold to Mississippi where he worked as a domestic on a cotton plantation.  At Melrose Plantation, a country estate near Natchez, Mississippi I recreated the foods of Louis Hughes' published narrative, Thirty Years a Slave, From Bondage to …

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Here We Go

We are on the road.  It seems like a blur---Maryland, then Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.  This morning, Alabama.  Every place has a different story in my family tree and another set of stories and meanings for the Ancestors who lived in each state and county.  I am overwhelmed with the thought of …