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Taste of Nations: Taste of the South
January 9 @ 11:30 am$8
Taste of Nations is held in Reeve Memorial Union once a month during the fall and spring semesters. The Office of International Education, Reeve Union and Sodexo bring an educational programming session accompanied with an authentic cuisine that focuses on a particular culture. All-You-Care-to-Eat Buffet includes:
Tossed Salad V | Black Eyed Pea Salad | Cheddar Garlic Biscuits V | Baked Chicken
Hush Puppies V | Macaroni and Cheese V | Fried Okra V | Bourbon Pecan Pie V
V – Vegetarian Options
Accepting Titan Dollars, UWO Gift Cards, Cash, Credit Cards, and Ultimate and Bonus Meals
Cultural Presentation from the Black Student Union (BSU) starts at noon and will feature The Great Migration, mass movement of about 5 million black southerners to the north and west between 1915 and 1960. During the initial wave, the majority of migrants moved to major northern cities. such as Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and
New York. By World War II the migrants continued to move north but many of them headed west to Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. The first large movement of blacks occurred during World War I when 454,000 black southerners moved north. In the 1920s, another 800,000 blacks left the south, followed by 398,000 blacks in the 1930s. Between 1940 and 1960, more than 3,340,000 blacks left the south for northern and western cities. This presentation will look at some of the major aspects of this mass exodus and the impact on African American culture. Event is cosponsored with the Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence.