Robbinsdale Students Enjoy Sweet Potato Comfort Pie
Students in the Robbinsdale School District got a tasty lesson in Black history.
Lunch on Friday came with a free slice of sweet potato pie. Kitchen staff in Robbinsdale Area Schools used the recipe of Golden Valley resident Rose McGee and her sweet potato comfort pie. The dessert has roots in Black history dating back to the time of slavery.
“There are a lot of things that are part of Black history that are cultural,” said Aiysha Mustapha, a school climate and culture specialist with Robbinsdale Area Schools. “There are dishes that we make that people eat normally, and don’t even realize what the history is behind it. And sweet potato pie is one of those things.”
More than 11,000 students and 1,800 faculty members were treated with sweet potato pies on Friday.
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