As part of Black History Month, don’t miss this virtual presentation at the SF Public Library this coming Wednesday, February 24, when Director Evelyn Rose presents, “Mrs. Abby Fisher, Freed Woman of Color, Cookbook Author, & Culinary Entrepreneur: What We Now Know.”.
Rediscovered at auction in 1984 and authored by Mrs. Abby Fisher, “What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking, Pickles, Preserves, etc.,” had been forgotten for a century. It is now believed to be the second cookbook published by an African American and the first by a freed woman of color. Details of Mrs. Fisher’s life had previously been limited to what she had shared in her book’s preface, and genealogical research by others.
In this virtual presentation on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm Pacific/10:00 pm Eastern, new research by Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project Director & Founder Evelyn Rose will shine a brighter light over her life history in Mobile, Alabama and San Francisco (including her residency in Noe Valley), as well add new details about her husband, Alexander.
Register now to attend this event: https://sfpl.org/events/2021/02/24/presentation-mrs-abby-fisher