Humanities Connection - America: Melting Pot or Salad Bowl?

Nov 26, 2013

Marylander's Thanksgiving feasts reflect both our state’s bounty—who doesn’t love oyster stuffing?—and dishes, like sauerkraut, which also represent the German, Italian, and Polish immigrants which later settled here.

How have waves of immigration influenced our American identity?  MHC Speakers Bureau scholar and former board member Martin Ford asks the question "Is America a Melting Pot or Salad Bowl?"  Martin Ford is Associate Director at the Maryland Office for Refugees and Aslyees and former Executive Director of the Maryland Ethnic Heritage Commission.