〰️ Co-Curator, Emmett Till Project 〰️ Assistant Curator, An American Dilemma for the 21st Century 〰️ Curatorial Associate, African/American: Making the Nation's Table 〰️ Creator, Black Farmer Stories
MOFAD is mapping Black food and drink businesses across the country as part of African/American: Making the Nation's Table. Legacy businesses have been in operation for 50 years or longer and are still serving communities today.
The Legacy Quilt Project is a digital platform and story-gathering project developed to celebrate the countless Black farmers, chefs, and food and drink producers who have laid the foundation for American food culture. The project is featured in the Museum of Food and Drink's exhibition African/American: Making the Nation’s Table.
This immersive, virtual reality journey reveals the stories of African American food and drink producers Deborah and Mary Jones of Jones Bar-B-Q in Kansas City, Kansas, and Matthew Raiford and Jovan Sage of Gilliard Farms. The immersive experience is featured in the Museum of Food and Drink's exhibition, African/American: Making the Nation's Table.
Black Farmer Stories is a digital platform and multimedia project that preserves the history, legacy and agricultural knowledge of Black farmers and ranchers in the U.S. through storytelling, and increases the knowledge of the general public about these important histories and stories.
Trace some of the people, food, and culinary knowledge from Africa to the Americas and across the US. Explore the ways African Americans have refashioned our country’s food through creativity, skill, and entrepreneurship. Meet the people who have built our national culinary identity.
Curatorial Associate and Digital Project Manager
The Carnegie-Myrdal Study of the Negro in America research memoranda archive housed at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, contains the output of a stellar team of social scientists who worked with Myrdal to study “the Negro problem” on behalf of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This digital platform greatly expands the access that scholars and the general public have to these materials. In doing so, it increases the visibility of the “hidden figures,” those scholars who worked alongside Myrdal, but whose roles are lesser-known.
The Emmett Till Project is a digital platform developed in collaboration with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to commemorate the 1955 murder and trial of Emmett Louis Till that helped spark the Civil Rights Movement.
We're thrilled to introduce Abra Lee of Conquer the Soil - enjoy this highly personal conversation from our contributor Myriah Towner
Abra Lee is an Atlanta-based horticulturist, author and speaker. Abra’s career milestones include serving as the Arborist for the City of Atlanta and the Parks Department; managing the landscapes for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston; and serving as a Horticulture Fellow in the Longwood Gardens ...
Meet floral artist Max Gill, who will join our Slow Flowers Summit as a guest floral designer. Our contributor Myriah Towner shares this fascinating profile
Max Gill is a Berkeley, California-based floral designer and artist. His botanically-inspired aesthetic informs his designs at Max Gill Design where he offers full floral services for weddings, special events and private clients such as Alice Waters, Michael Pollan and Lauren McIntosh. Inspired by what he observes in the natural world, Ma...