This is our go to list for the museums and cultural spaces that deal with the culinary world or the African diaspora in some way. Its a varied list and one we hope continues to grow!
The Whitney Plantation Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places. Whitney Plantation is a genuine landmark built by African slaves and their descendants. As a site of memory and consciousness, the Whitney Plantation Museum is meant to pay homage to all slaves on the plantation itself and to all of those who lived elsewhere in the US South.
Southern Food and Beverage Museum
The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is a non-profit museum based in New Orleans, Louisiana with a mission to explore the culinary history of the American Southern states, to explain the roots of Southern food and drinks. Their exhibits focus on every aspect of food in the South, from the cultural traditions to the basic recipes and communities formed through food.
Academic Earth was launched on the premise that everyone deserves access to a world-class education. In 2009, they built the first collection of free online college courses from the world’s top universities. The world of open education has exploded since then, so today their curated lists of online courses are hand selected to show you the very best offerings by subject area.They also make sure there is something for everyone: whether you want to explore a new topic or advance in your current field, Academic Earth brings the amazing world of academia to you for free!!
Lowcountry Africana is entirely dedicated to records that document the family and cultural heritage of African Americans in the historic rice-growing areas of South Carolina, Georgia and extreme northeastern Florida, an area that scholars and preservationists have identified as a distinct culture area. Lowcountry Africana was developed with a grant from the Magnolia Plantation Foundation of Charleston, South Carolina.
The Museum of UnCut Funk
The Museum of UnCut Funk is an online museum that celebrates 1970's Black culture and THE FUNK. Their archives contain thousands of Black collectibles and historical artifacts from the 1970's.The mission of The Museum of UnCut Funk is to document the artistic and cultural contributions of, preserve key artifacts from and educate the public about the historical impact of one of the most significant decades in Black American history - the 1970’s.
The Edna Lewis Foundation
The Edna Lewis Foundation is a non profit organization dedicated to honoring, preserving and nurturing African Americans’ culinary heritage and culture. A chef, cookbook author, and teacher, Edna Lewis was a champion of Southern cookery who helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. The Edna Lewis Foundation continues this legacy by being at the center of the African-American culinary community and maintaining a dedicated commitment to exploring the way food enriches lives.
The ELF’s Mission Statement: To honor, cultivate, and preserve, the rich African-American culinary history by offering a variety of events and programs designed to educate, inspire, entertain, and promote a deeper understanding of Southern culinary culture and heritage.