Saturday, April 03, 2010

Pies for Social Change: Georgia Gilmore and the Club From Nowhere

Here at Nothing-In-The-House we get very excited about ideas and examples of food (particularly pies, of course) and community and food as an agent for social change, especially through a re-purposing of domesticity. Georgia Gilmore was a Civil Rights hero who put these ideas into practice, starting "The Club From Nowhere," a group of women who baked pies and cakes to raise money for the 1955-1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott. Mrs. Gilmore also opened her Montgomery, Alabama home kitchen as a meeting place for activists like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., providing them not only with a safe space to convene, but nourishing them with delicious home-cooked meals.

Check out this story about her and the Club from Nowhere, done by the amazing Kitchen Sisters in their Hidden Kitchens series. GO GEORGIA!

1 comment:

Charles said...

Emily,

I really enjoyed reading about the Club from Nowhere. It's a pleasure how a search for one item can lead to discovering completely unrelated yet fascinating stories such as this one!
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