Freedom Lecture: Food, Tradition & Wellness with Dr. Jessica B. Harris


Freedom Lecture: Food, Tradition & Wellness with Dr. Jessica B. Harris

Date and Time

Thursday, June 22, 2023 6:00 pm


Harriet Tubman Theater

Event Type



Free; registration required

Dr. Jessica B. Harris is considered by many to be one of the ranking authorities on the food of the African Diaspora. A New York Times bestselling author, she is the author, editor or translator of eighteen books, including twelve cookbooks documenting the foodways of the African Diaspora. Her award-winning book, High on the Hog, was the basis for the acclaimed Peabody Award-winning Netflix series of the same name.

Dr. Harris has lectured widely and written extensively for scholarly and popular publications. She consults internationally, is leading the Culinary Institute of America’s team to establish an African Diaspora concentration and worked with the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture conceptualizing its cafeteria.

For more information about our guest lecturer, visit Dr. Harris' website. Reserve your seat today and join us for a meaningful experience exploring the legacies of African foodways from the arrival to present day.

6:00 p.m. Reception
6:45 p.m. Lecture

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required:

This lecture is part of the Freedom Center’s Freedom Foods Initiative, supported by the Kroger Foundation.

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