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Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. His vision and activism were pivotal for the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Growing up south of the Mason Dixon, Dr. King had a passion for food. This Martin Luther King Day, try one of these Southern inspired foods. Enjoy!

Visit the Simsbury Free Library to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s time in Connecticut and how it influenced his future.

Candied Sweet Potatoes



Spoon on some
Southern sweetness.

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Peach Cobbler



The treat adored from
Boston to Baton Rouge.

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