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MOFAD @ Pan African Festival 2019 in Macon, GA

  • Elaine H. Lucas Senior Center 132 Willie Smokie Glover Drive Macon, GA, 31201 United States (map)

With the generosity of the Knight Foundation, MOFAD is bringing a portion of our recently announced forthcoming exhibition African/American: Making the Nation’s Table, which will celebrate the black chefs, farmers, and entrepreneurs who have shaped American cuisine, as a part of the Pan African Festival 2019 at the Tubman Museum in Macon, GA.

On Saturday, April 27, MOFAD will present three conversations featuring chefs, cocktail historians, professors, farmers, and entrepreneurs to talk about the culinary legacy of African Americans. If you are in the area, please come say hi! Panels and panelists include (times forthcoming):

RECLAIMING THE LAND: BLACK FARMERS, BLACK FOODWAYS

Learn about the history of black farmers in the United States, and the continuing cultural legacy of enslaved West Africans on the cuisine of South Carolina, Georgia, and beyond.

JOVAN SAGE

MATTHEW RAIFORD

Moderated by PETER KIM

LIVING HISTORY: BLACK WOMEN IN FOOD

As enslaved cooks, White House chefs, and entrepreneurs, black women have greatly defined what we understand as Southern and American cuisine. Join us in celebrating this powerful legacy.

TIFFANIE BARRIERE

DEBORAH VANTRECE

Moderated by SONYA GREEN

AFRICAN/AMERICAN: THE SOUL OF AMERICAN CUISINE

From West Africa to the Caribbean, from the agricultural South to the industrial North, African Americans have greatly influenced American cuisine. Join founder of Pan African Festival Chi Ezekwueche and Dr. Michele Prettyman for an intimate conversation on diaspora, food, and community.

CHI EZEKWUECHE

MICHELE PRETTYMAN