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Juneteenth: Celebrating the Food of Juneteenth

Information on Juneteenth

Celebrating the Food of Juneteenth.

Food demonstration videos, include the significance of the foods prepared for Juneteenth. 

The Taste of Freedom: Juneteenth Celebration cookbook written by the John B. Coleman Library staff is available for downloading and printing.


Funmi and Friends with Librarian Deborah Orr make cornbread

Celebrating the food of Juneteenth

Fumi and Friends-- Foods of Juneteenth featuring Toni Tipton Martin-Children's video

Taste of Freedom: Juneteenth Celebration Cookbook Project

As a tribute to the former Interim library director, Dr. James A. Wilson who passed away June 10, 2020 and was a contributor to the Taste of Freedom Cookbook, his recipe is included below:

Popeye’s Fried Chicken (An Alternative to Popeye’s)

What You Need

6 cups vegetable oil

2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 Tbs. salt

1 Tbs. white pepper

1 tsp. cayenne pepper

2 tsp. paprika

3 eggs

1 frying chicken with skin, cut in pieces


Heat oil over medium heat in a deep fryer or in a deep cast-iron skillet on the stove. Combine the flour, salt, peppers, and paprika in a bowl. In another bowl, break eggs and beat until well-blended. Check temperature of oil by dropping a pinch of flour mixture in pan. If the oil bubbles rapidly around the flour, it will be the right temperature. Dip each piece of chicken into eggs; then coat generously with the flour mixture. Drop each piece into the hot oil and fry for 15 to 25 minutes or until the chicken is a dark golden brown. Drain chicken on paper towels and serve warm. 

(Taste of Freedom Juneteenth Celebration Cookbook, pg 18)

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