Black History Month holds a special place in the heart of Helen Rayon, Health and Wellness Coordinator at the West Philadelphia Senior Community Center. It conjures up memories of the civil rights movement many years ago, specifically a day at the age of 20, when she and a group of friends courageously carried out lunch counter sit-ins across Sumter, South Carolina.
February is Black History Month, and one of the ways that Artman celebrated Black History was by serving traditional African American and Southern foods for a week. Hattie Williams, a cook at Artman, helped to plan the week’s menu, which included chicken and dumplings, collard greens, biscuits and gravy, cat fish, cornbread, lima beans, sweet potato pie and more; even peanut butter soup! Continue reading →