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Anne Northup: Slavery and the Birth of American Cuisine

Saturday, February 8, 2014

2:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

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In conjunction with the Oscar-Nominated movie “12 Years A Slave,” learn about the untold story of Solomon Northup’s wife, Anne.

Annean innovator in American cuisinewas an ambitious, independent free African-American woman in 19th century New York.

Historian Greg Washington will lead a tour of the mansion and the local neighborhood as Anne would have experienced them in the 1840's. Professor Jane Lancaster will discuss the relationship of Anne Northup and Eliza Jumel in Saratoga Springs and New York. Finally, food historian, Tonya Hopkins, will recreate some of Anne Northup's recipes for a three-course formal dinner, while leading a conversation about Anne's life and career.

This program is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, a state-affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 


Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park Accessible
65 Jumel Terrace
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Tickets are $10 per person for scholar talks only, $65 sit down dinner. Pre-paid advanced registration is required.

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Morris-Jumel Mansion

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(212) 923-8008

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