Soul food tasting wraps up historic black history art display


UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The colorful aroma of of soul food filled the halls at the Utica Public Library Monday night, during the Oneida County Black History Archive Soul Food Tasting.

The event featured several foods from the traditional African American soul food cuisine. The event marked the end of the organization's historic display of cultural works at the library.

Cultural artwork and artifacts have been on display at the library since last week. It featured photographs, textiles and other items. The collection has been growing since 2002.

"It means that there's culture being brought forward, there's tradition there's a heritage that's sometimes not spoken of," said Denise Prince event coordinator.

Prince says she hopes the Black History Archive can eventually find a facility where the items can be on display long term.

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