Research Seminar: Danya Pilgrim

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Research Seminar: Danya Pilgrim

Modest Dreams & Grand Ambitions: African American Caterers at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Location: Copeland Room, Hagley Library.

Time: 6:30pm.

Dayna Pilgrim

 

Danya Pilgrim is a PhD in African American Studies and American Studies, completed at Yale University in 2019. Pilgrim is a social and cultural historian with research interests in domestic arts and foodways, and the African American experience. She is the author of “Masters of Craft: Philadelphia’s Black Public Waiters, 1820-50,” in the Pennsylvania Magazine of History & Biography, and an original contributor to the award-winning digital humanities project Colored Conventions.

 

Tiffany Gill of the University of Delaware will provide introductory comments.

Attendees are encouraged to read Pilgrim's paper, "Modest Dreams & Grand Ambitions: African American Caterers at the Turn of the Twentieth Century," which may be obtained by contacting Carol Lockman at clockman@Hagley.org

Free, reply requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 243, or email Carol Lockman at clockman@Hagley.org.


Image: Waiters for supper served at Blue Cross, 1969_26_1_011, Photographs of wedding cakes and caterers (Accession 1969.026), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807