Save Rare African American Cookbook

$7,829 of $10k goal

Raised by 146 people in 9 days
Toni Tipton Martin  AURORA, CO
I am a journalist, rescuing rare African American recipe books that history has ignored. Your donation returns black art to the black community so we can proudly reclaim great, but invisible, cooks as role models of wisom, talent, knowledge and skill.  With your support, I will be just one book away from recovering First Editions of more than 350 books, which date back to 1827.  You can learn about me  or my collection in the James Beard award-winning book, The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks. I have other projects in mind for these books, too, including a film. Someday, the books will be donated to a university archive.
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Posted by Toni Tipton Martin
2 days ago
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Why this book matters? Abby Fisher, formerly enslaved in North Carolina, is a role model for entrepreneurs. She overcame adversity, moved to San Francisco and manufactured prize-winning pickles and preserves. I took this picture with her autograph at the Schlesinger Library.
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Update 2
Posted by Toni Tipton Martin
4 days ago
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JFK said: "knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own." Your donations brought that philosophy to mind yesterday morning, so I thought you should know just how powerfully moved I am by your support. Initially, fundraising to purchase a "book" seemed quite trivial in the face of big needs like feeding the elderly or ensuring that kids have safe water to drink. But in this climate of hate and with threats to the arts and freedom of speech, it is reassuring to know so many of you share in the hope that we can solve those big problems when EVERYONE -- even a formerly enslaved cook and what she had to say -- matters. Thank you.
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Update 1
Posted by Toni Tipton Martin
6 days ago
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Friends: you raised $5k in 2 days. You are AWESOME!
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$7,829 of $10k goal

Raised by 146 people in 9 days
Created March 15, 2017
Toni Tipton Martin  
PH
$20
Patricia Haymes
3 mins ago
NM
$10
Nancie McDermott
1 day ago
$10
Lauren Utvich
2 days ago

Thanks, Toni, for doing this important work.

KS
$75
Krista & Jerry Slater
3 days ago

Perpetually inspired by you and your work.

CH
$100
Carol Huntsberger
3 days ago

You go Girl. I am so proud of you and all that you have accomplished. I am so truly honored to know you!

LB
$100
Lee Bros
3 days ago

Thank you, Toni, for keeping up the good work!

$50
Sheila Carrington
3 days ago
NM
$10
nicola miller
3 days ago
KW
$500
Karl Worley
3 days ago
$25
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3 days ago
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