Annual Black History Soul Food Tasting Celebration


This annual Soul Food Tasting Celebration will feature home made soul food dishes from attendees across the Tri-State Area and will feature noted Storer College historian and Harpers Ferry Park Ranger Guinevere Roper.

We encourage you to bring your favorite soul food dish or dishes to share with others. This celebration will feature good food, good fellowship, and good conversation.

Park Ranger Guinevere Roper has led hikes, talks, and tours of Storer College, West Virginia’s first college open to black students. Storer College opened in 1867 in Harpers Ferry as a part of the national effort to reconstruct the union and educate newly freed slaves. Storer graduated many alumni, including J.R. Clifford, and had a board of trustees that included Frederick Douglas. Storer College was closed in 1955, but many of Storer College’s graduates are with us today here in Jefferson County. Ranger Roper will lead a talk on the history and importance of Storer College to our community.

This event is sponsored by the Jefferson County, WV Branch of the NAACP and is hosted by the Judea Christian Community Church (St.Phillips