Soul Food and Politics Draw Steady Crowd To Black Dems’ Annual Event

Soul food and politics brought a steady stream of voters and politicians to the basement of Spottswood AME Zion Church on Saturday, August 16th for the annual Black Democratic Club Soul Food Fest.

In addition to a menu of traditional Southern cuisine Democrats also sang Happy Birthday to DTC leader and activist Alton Brooks who celebrated his 93rd birthday with a cake.  He was joined by Cong Elizabeth Esty and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman.  A community wide  drive is underway to establish a $25,000 scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain in honor of Mr. Brooks.

Black Democratic Club President and Alderwoman Shirley Black and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman at Soul Food fest.

Black Democratic Club President and Alderwoman Shirley Black and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman at Soul Food fest.

From left: Rev. John Morris, the pastor of Spottswood Church, Alton Brooks. Lt. Governor Wyman, Alderwoman Shirley Black and Cong Elizabeth Esty.

From left: Rev. John Morris, the pastor of Spottswood Church, Alton Brooks. Lt. Governor Wyman, Alderwoman Shirley Black and Cong Elizabeth Esty.

Shirley Black, Attorney General George Jepsen and DTC member Bill Shortell.

Shirley Black, Attorney General George Jepsen and DTC member Bill Shortell.

Emma Pierce and Attorney General Jepsen.

Emma Pierce and Attorney General Jepsen.

Lt. Governor Wyman, Alton Brooks and Cong Esty before attendees seranaded Brooks with "Happy Birthday."

Lt. Governor Wyman, Alton Brooks and Cong Esty before attendees seranaded Brooks with “Happy Birthday.”

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