12.19.2019

This Soul Food Restaurant is Serving Lessons In Black History With “Shoebox Lunches”

This Soul Food Restaurant is Serving Lessons In Black History With “Shoebox Lunches”

Patrick Coleman is packing a piece of history into the meals served at his soul food restaurant Beans & Cornbread. Throughout Black History Month, the Detroit-based bistro will offer “shoebox lunches” similar to the boxes African Americans used to store food when traveling in the south during the Jim Crow-era. Because they were banned and refused service in white-owned establishments, they resorted to cooking and packing their own meals in shoeboxes.

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