Save Rare African American Cookbook

$10,040 of $10k goal

Raised by 156 people in 1 month
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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Update 8
Posted by Toni Tipton Martin
18 days ago
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Since we lost the bid to save an historic cookbook, your donations will be re-directed as seed funding for a conference dedicated exclusively to African American food history, at Penn Center in St. Helena, South Carolina, Oct. 12-14, 2017. Originally founded as a school for the formerly enslaved, Penn was designated a national monument by President Barack Obama just before he left office. This makes your donations to Soul Summit tax deductible. More details coming soon.
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Update 6
Posted by Toni Tipton Martin
1 month ago
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Friends - I am so very, very sad to tell you this: due to an administrative issue we may have lost our bid at Swann Auction Galleries today. I will update again next week. Please send good vibes!
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Update 5
Posted by Toni Tipton Martin
1 month ago
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Friends: In 24 hours we'll know whether we saved this book for #thejemimacode collection.
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Kristine Kotoff Quart
1 month ago

So many good vibes! You've worked so hard to get this. Prayers aloft!

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$10,040 of $10k goal

Raised by 156 people in 1 month
Created March 15, 2017
Toni Tipton Martin  
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$30
Afton Thomas
27 days ago
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$10
Susan Baker
28 days ago
$1,870
Anonymous
1 month ago
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$20
Ravi Howard
1 month ago
TR
$75
Todd Richards
1 month ago
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$25
Angela Gooden
1 month ago

Thanks for keeping the ladies alive!

$10
Anonymous
1 month ago
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$91
Ronni Lundy
1 month ago

I like a nice round number.

$60
Derek Kirk
1 month ago
$20
Stephanie White
1 month ago
Kristine Kotoff Quart
1 month ago

So many good vibes! You've worked so hard to get this. Prayers aloft!

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