“High on the Hog” is a 2021 Netflix documentary about how Black American food culture and styles of cooking developed and provided the foundation for much of America’s food culture. Over four episodes the show’s host, Stephen Satterfield, a food writer, visits various locations to learn about Black food history and traditions. The documentary does a great job of showing the historical connection of the Black diaspora’s shared culture. While touching on both familiar and unfamiliar topics, this approach to discussing Black American history feels new and refreshing.
If you’re interested in learning about the US Navy cook who became a hero during the attack on Pearl Harbor by carrying the wounded to safety and manning a submachine gun to return fire despite having no training, then my Doris “Dorie” Miller Black History Facts profile is for you.
If you’re interested in learning about the first Black woman to obtain a Ph.D. in psychology, then my Inez Beverly Prosser Black History Fact profile is for you.
If you’re interested in learning about the activist who co-founded CORE and helped to organize the 1961 Freedom Riders campaign, then my James Farmer Black History Short is for you.
If you like detective novels and police procedurals with twists and turns as well as a bit of depth that makes the story and characters feel both familiar and refreshing then my book review of “Bluebird, Bluebird” by Attica Locke is for you.