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February is Black History Month, and for 40 years, members of the Woods Hole community have come together to remember, commemorate, and celebrate with speakers, art exhibits, films, musical groups, and other events culminating in the annual “Harambee,” a potluck feast celebrating people of every race and ethnicity.

In 2021, Woods Hole Black History Month honors “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.” Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will gather online this year, with a schedule of panels and discussions and a Virtual Harambee celebration. Although nothing can fully replace sharing a meal in person, we will come together online to celebrate global cultures and food, share our stories, and celebrate our diversity in community.

Please join us throughout the month by sharing your recipes, trying out new dishes, and sending us photos of your culinary creations! Email your recipes & pictures to to have them added to the collection. Be sure to check out the rest of the schedule, and visit Eight Cousins on Main St. in Falmouth, Market Street Bookshop in Mashpee Commons, and the Falmouth Public Library to view their Black History Month displays.