February 8, 2009: A Taste of Black History

February 9, 2009 9:25:10 AM PST
We talked with students of Washburne Culinary Insitute of the City Colleges of Chicago who prepared traditional Soul Food dishes using products of African American companies available at Jewel Osco stores. The dishes are offered throughout Black History Month at selected stores honoring the culinary contributions and traditions of African Americans through "A Taste of Black History." We also talked with the owners of those companies about their inspirations, passions and challenges of going into business and growing their companies so that others may be inspired by their success. To learn more visit www.inchicity.com/jewelosco and www.inchicity.com/jewelosco.

Finally we talked with Michelle Duster, great grand-daughter of African American legend and Ida B. Wells about her new book "Ida: In Her Own Words." Wells was a journalist, teacher, anti-lynching crusader, women's rights activist, civil rights pioneer and one of the founders of the NAACP at the turn of the 20th century. Duster shared what it means to be the great grand-daughter of an American heroine and why her great grandmother's contributions are so important today. For more information visit www.mldwrites.com.