IF we were going to introduce Hercules to children i'm not sure there's a better way to do it given the facts she adds and the whole authors notes section that gives the adult points to share with the child about the truth of Hercules' life, but i think the issue I have is that we aren't honest about slavery as a nation so there is no macro to the books micro. The whole notion of the books value would only be true if there was honesty in the realities of slavery to juxtapose it and unfortunately there is absolutely none in our society's relationship with slavery.
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The symposium begins on Emancipation Day with a welcome reception in the elegant foyer of the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. We will spend the next day and a half eating and drinking together on the historic campus of Austin’s historically black college, Huston-Tillotson University, while discussing the complex intersection of African American foodways and traditions, and how they have been used to define culture.
The details about the dinner and more information on Fuller can be read in the Post and Courier article and in the original post here, but what i wanted to share is about the spirit of the dinner that has led to an interesting twist on selecting the 80 or so diners. Nat Fuller didn't sell tickets to his reconciliation banquet, and the committee organizing the commemorative feast is following suit. In order to ensure a group of attendees that mirrors the group that Fuller assembled, seats will be allocated by invitation. But six of those invitations will be extended to winners of an essay contest administered by The Post and Courier.
A good friend of BCH Chef Kevin Mitchell has just informed us that next April he will be heading up a dinner in Charleston, SC in the site of Nate Fuller's restaurant A Bachelor's retreat to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the civil war.
Filmmaker Byron Hurt has been on a three year journey to bring his documentary Soul Food Junkies to viewers. his grassroots effort has taken him across the country into the psyche of black America to produced what I think is an interesting take on the pervasive food dilemma faced by the black community and by America at large.
I don't think it matter what side of this issue you agree with, this film will appeal to all viewers because of its depth of perspective, range of intellectual insight, and the list of brilliant people Mr. Hurt has assembled to take on this multidimensional and sometimes divisive topic.
My personal culinary feelings aside i really liked what Mr. hurt has done in this film and i look forward to its national exposure tonight to start conversations that will hopfully make it easier for our community and or nation to adpot some drastic reforms in out food sysytem.
Very cool episode highlighting the black chefs that fed the American Presidents. Very brilliant show and so rich with experts you need to know.