Chocolate to be Topic of March 29th Noon Program

The North Platte Public Library’s noon program series continues at 12:00 PM on Thursday, March 29th with “How Chocolate Twice Conquered the American Continent: A Deliciously Historical Perspective”  by Jose Francisco Garcia.  This program is funded through Humanities Nebraska, Cultural Endowment of Nebraska and local funding.  The library asks that people call ahead to 535-8036, Ext 3310 for seating reservations to make room arrangement easier.  Coffee and water will be provided.

The tale begins with 2000-year-old murals depicting the uses for chocolate and continues to the present time witnessing the allure and power chocolate continues to have on human society. Garcia shares the history of cacao and discusses its value as a worldwide commodity.

Jose Francisco Garcia is of the 3rd generation descended from a Mexican family who moved to Kansas City, Mo., during the early 20th century. A retired Union Pacific employee and long-time Chicano activist, Jose has studied the movement of people out of Mexico into North America and the effects of this migration on the established culture, particularly in the heartland of America.

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