Retired teachers hear program on soul food

Linda Lewis Eubank (left) president of Jefferson County Retired Teachers, Brian Rodgers of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, and Charles Bruce, a retired Pine Bluff School District counselor, visit at the retired teachers meeting. (Special to The Commercial)
Linda Lewis Eubank (left) president of Jefferson County Retired Teachers, Brian Rodgers of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, and Charles Bruce, a retired Pine Bluff School District counselor, visit at the retired teachers meeting. (Special to The Commercial)

The Jefferson County Retired Teachers recently celebrated Black History month with a presentation by Brian Rodgers, adult education specialist from the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock.

Rodgers spoke on soul food and its origin. The group was surprised to learn that rice originated in Africa instead of Asia, as most members have assumed, right along with blackeyed peas, okra, corn, yams and watermelon, according to a news release.

Rodgers invited members and groups to visit the Mosaic Templars to learn more about the important contributions that Pine Bluff and Jefferson County have played in the Black History of Arkansas.

Linda Lewis Eubank, president of Jefferson County Retired Teachers, and Charles Bruce, a retired Pine Bluff School District counselor, took photos with Rodgers at the meeting.

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