Black History Month: Taste of Soul Sunday

GRAND RAPIDS (January 24, 2014) The Grand Rapids Public Library will examine African American heritage at the ninth annual, Taste of Soul Sunday on February 16, 2014 from 1-4:30 pm at the Main Library - 111 Library St NE.
Taste of Soul Sunday is an annual event that features food sampling from local restaurants, lectures by local authors, historians, and artists, music and children's activities. Musical performances will include Karisa Wilson, VIP (Very Important Praise), and Imani Singers of Grand Rapids.
History and author presentations include talks by award-winning columnist Rochelle Riley, African American art expert George Bayard III, and genealogist Timothy Pinnick. There will also be an Afrocentric poetry slam hosted by Azizi Jasper and Gemini DaPoet.
Activities for children and teens will feature an Underground Railroad scavenger hunt and a craft activity.
Free food samplings will be provided by local restaurants Southern Fish Fry, Sandmann's and Duthler's Family Food. For a complete schedule of events, visit
Taste of Soul Sunday will take place at the Main Library - 111 Library St NE from 1-4:40 pm on Sunday, February 16, 2014. Free parking is available in the Library's lot. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 616-988-5400 or visit


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