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Carolyn Quick Tillery, HBCU Cookbook Author

Carolyn Quick Tillery, HBCU Cookbook Author
Posted By: Carolyn Tillery on April 11, 2007

The Works of Carolyn
Quick Tillery
Carolyn Quick Tillery, Esq., a 1979 graduate of Tuskegee University was recognized
as a finalist for Outstanding Literary Work –
Instructional at the 2007 NAACP Image Awards held
in Los Angeles, CA last
month. Carolyn was being
honored for her book,
Southern Homecoming Traditions:
Recipes And Remembrances.”
Although this is
her fifth book, Southern
Homecoming Traditions (2006)
is the fourth book in a series
combining her love of
southern food while delving
into the history and impact
of Historically Black Colleges
and Universities (HBCUs). The histories of
these colleges and the traditional foods that were integral
to their culture are brought to life in Carolyn’s
books. This latest installment focuses on the Atlanta
HBCU University Center: Morehouse, Spelman,
Morris Brown College, Moorehouse School of Medicine
and Clark-Atlanta University.



All of Carolyn’s
books include historical information about each
school as well as a plethora of photographs.
The African-American
He r i t a g e Co o k b o o k
(2005) celebrates the
significance of Alabama
institution Tuskeegee
University,
Carolyn’s alma mater.
This book not only
includes recipes and
historical information
about the university
founded by Booker T.
Washington, but provides several literary passages and
poetry that describe the African-American struggle for
civil rights.
In Celebrating Our Equality:
A Cookbook With Recipes and
Remembrances from Howard
University (2003), Carolyn
pays homage to the nation’s
first HBCU, Howard
University. Established
in 1867 to educate
African-Americans freed
by the Civil War, it has
always served as a powerful
catalyst for the education of African Americans
and the celebration of cultural traditions. Notable
alumni include Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, Dr.
Charles Drew (founded blood banks) and the first
African-American Rhodes Scholar, Alaine Locke.
Another poignant offering
from Carolyn is a
tribute to the tireless
contributions of military
wives to their husbands’
service and to the overall
morale and welfare of
our nation. At Freedom’s
Table: More Than 200
Years of Receipts and Remembrances
from Military
Wives (2002) provides
recipes, photographs and
stories told by military wives since Colonial times.

Tillery recently appeared on a Food Network Black History Month spot.

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