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.
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.
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.