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Soul Music and Black Foodways

by Margaret Russell

These two recommendations speak for themselves!

Summer of Soul is an award-winning 2021 documentary of the 1969 Harlem Soul Festival, directed by Questlove. Joyful and historic. Viewable on Hulu and in theaters. Watch a very tempting trailer here.

Summer of Soul

High On the Hog: How African-American Cuisine Transformed America is a 2021 Netflix series based on a book by culinary historian Dr. Jessica Harris. Terrific four-part series in which food writer Steven Satterfield explores African and African-American roots of American cuisine. To get you started, here’s an NPR interview with Harris and Satterfield on the book and the show.

High on the Hog
summer 2021 blog

Margaret RussellMargaret Russell has been a member of the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty since 1990, and is affiliated with the University’s Center for Social Justice & Public Service, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, and the Center for Multicultural Learning. She has most recently served as the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, and is currently on an extremely well-deserved sabbatical.