Frederick Douglass Opie

Frederick Douglass Opie is a professor of history and food ways at Babson College. He is the author of Black Labor Migration in Caribbean Guatemala, 1882–1923 (University Press of Florida, 2009) and Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America (Columbia University Press, 2010). His most recently published book is Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black-Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office (Columbia University Press, 2014). He is also the editor of history and food blog "Food as a lens: Telling stories about food traditions" []. You can listen to his podcasts at

Centro Voices (ISSN: 2379-3864).
The views expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily those of Centro Voices, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies or Hunter College, CUNY.