OSU-NCSC host Soul Food dinner
A grant from the Foundation assisted with a soul food dinner at Ohio State University -Mansfield and North Central State College campus as part of its Black History Month celebration.
Renee Thompson, director of OSU-M Diversity and Family Engagement, coordinated the event.
According to Ms. Thompson, soul food is a term used to describe the cuisine prepared and consumed by many of African American heritage. Many of the foods deemed soul food really make up meals that describe regional meals (e.g. Cajun, Southern, et cetera.)
This style of cooking originated during the American Slavery era.
Rev. Walter Jordan, Senior Pastor of Oasis of Love Church in Mansfield, discussed the importance of this African American tradition during the dinner.
Brian Benson, Mansfield Senior High School student, presented his speech, Brian's Dream.