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Inspired by personal history, featuring delicious chicken

Detroit Restaurant Is Serving Lessons In Black History With Their ‘Shoebox Lunches’


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Location: ~ Midwest Region U.S.

Story Date: 8/2/2019

Author: Parker Diakite

A dish from Beans & Cornbread, a soul food restaurant outside of Detroit, is served with a piece of Black History. Patrick Coleman, the restaurant’s owner, offers “shoebox lunches” similar to the boxes African Americans used to store food when traveling in the south during the Jim-Crow era when they were banned from white-owned establishments.

Place Category: Food & Drink

Story Category: More Unique Than Usual

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