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Shoe-Box Lunches

Wed, February 7, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Haverford Library

Learn more about the history of shoe-box lunches and how the tradition endures today with local chefs Ashbell McElveen and Chris Paul. For over a century, shoe-box lunches have provided African Americans with portable sustenance and safety during cross-country road trips, especially in the era of segregation. Participants will make their own shoe-box lunch and discuss the significance of this time-honored strategy in shaping current approaches to food and social justice. This program is presented by the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center. For more information please visit


Haverford Library
5543 Haverford Avenue (56th St. & Haverford Ave.)
Philadelphia, PA 19139-1432

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