National Museum of African-American History & Culture

A feature of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is the Food Ways Exhibition as part of the Cultural Expressions Gallery. The African-American community is well-known for “Soul Food”, but our contributions to American food way history is much more diverse.

On September 24th, 10 a.m. eastern time, NMAAHC’s dedication ceremony will be live-streamed via a link on the museum’s website ( Live-streaming should begin at least 10-15 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony. The dedication may also be televised (check your local listings).

As a way to encourage support and celebration of the new museum, NMAAHC has created a forum called “Lift Every Voice”.  I’m proud to say Africa In Our Kitchen is a registered supporter of the “Lift Every Voice” campaign. Throughout the inaugural year I will feature food related articles and events that take place at the NMAAHC as well as host events here in Chicago in celebration of this historical event.

I invite you to click on the following link for more information about the Food Ways Exhibition at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

Why the African-American museum’s food focus will go beyond soul – The Washington Post

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