Telling the story of liberation through soul food
Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of the end of chattel slavery in the United States, has been celebrated by African Americans in communities across the country since the late 1800s.
However, the holiday was not widely celebrated by Americans when President Joe Biden signed legislation in 2021 making Juneteenth a federal holiday — and a renewed interest in the culture, customs and traditions was born.
On Cincinnati Edition, we explore the history and traditions of Juneteenth through food with three Cincinnati chefs, along with recipes that you can make with your family and friends for the holiday weekend.
- Aunt Flora, owner of Aunt Flora’s Cobbler Pie Co.
- Mona Bronson Fuqua, CEO and chef of Je Nais Se Fuqua LLC.
- Jeffery Harris, owner and executive chef of Nolia Kitchen
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