Michigan restaurant serving meals in shoeboxes during Black History Month

A restaurant in Michigan is celebrating Black History Month by serving meals in a shoebox. 

The restaurant says they are doing it because African Americans were not allowed to sit down and eat meals in restaurants in the time of segregation. Instead, they would pack meals in shoeboxes to take with them when they were unable to eat at home.

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The restaurant, which is named Beans & Cornbread, is located in Southfield. The owner says that a portion of the proceeds from each box will go to a youth program in Detroit.

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Patrick Coleman also says that although the boxes represents an oppressive time, the boxes also pays tribute to the people who lived through it.

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