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Michael Twitty Celebrates Juneteenth  

Jun/16/2012 - Jun/16/2012
Location: Melrose

Culinary historian and educator Michael Twitty will blog, tweet, and otherwise document his swing through the Deep South this summer discovering his cultural roots as they relate to slavery.

On Saturday, June 16 he will stop in Natchez to celebrate Juneteenth weekend with a series of programs at Melrose.

Twitty will discuss the African influences on Mississippi foodways - both gardening and cooking - and will talk about his genealogical research.

His cooking demonstration using cast iron pots will focus on what is in season for the Natchez area and what was actually cooked by enslaved people in Mississippi.

All events are free to the public.

For more information, see and, or call 601-446-5790.

9:15 a.m.: Instructed shopping at Natchez Farmer's Market, 199 St. Catherine Street
10:15 a.m.: Heirloom gardening lecture at Melrose
10:45 a.m.: Break
11:00 a.m.: Genealogy lecture at Melrose
11:30 a.m.: Break
12:30 pm: Ongoing open fire cooking demonstration & lecture at Melrose

Melrose slave cabin exhibits and gardens are free and open all day. Melrose house tours begin at the top of each hour from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and will be free to the public on June 16.

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Phone: 601-445-5347

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