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Male and female Black and indigenous students sitting in rows facing a Black male speaker who is pointing to an image of a pyramid.

Webinar Recording Now Available – African Americans in Business: Doing Historical Company Research

Posted by: Natalie Burclaff

The webinar focuses on John Merrick (1859-1919), Co-Founder of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company and Alonzo Herndon (1858-1927), Founder of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. Both the recording and transcript can be found on the African Americans in Business and Entrepreneurship: A Resource Guide.

Cover illustration from The Ebony Cookbook: A Date with a Dish, 1962.

(Re)Discovering Freda De Knight and Her 1948 Cookbook, “A Date with a Dish”

Posted by: Nate Smith

Many Black home cooks may have on their bookcase, or have seen in their mother's collection, a copy of "The Ebony Cookbook: Date with a Dish." This cookbook was the creation of Freda De Knight, who was the first food editor for "Ebony," and author of the monthly food column “A Date with a Dish,” which premiered in Ebony in 1946.