UWP soul food dinner sure to please

November 5, 2002

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PLATTEVILLE -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Black Student Union dishes up a soul food dinner good for the body as well as the soul.

The annual feast will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, at the St. Augustine University Parish, 135 Hickory St., with serving starting at 6 p.m.

Rounding out the fried chicken and corn bread menu will be black-eyed peas and collard greens. Desserts will include pound cake and banana pudding.

Tickets cost $8 for adults, $4 for students and $2 for children 12 and under and can be purchased at the door. The public is invited to attend.

Black Student Union adviser Carlos Wiley looks forward to the yearly event. "This gives us an opportunity to share a soul food meal and we welcome UWP students and staff and area residents to this celebration."

"Soul food" is a term originating from the cuisine fashioned from meager ingredients available to slave and sharecropper black families. Developed by the African slaves mainly from the American South during one of the darkest period in U.S. history, soul food has evolved into a hearty and delicious meal.

The Black Student Union organized in the late 1960s and is UWP's first and oldest campus minority organization.

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