Crossing The Rubicon:
The Battle for Black Public Education in DC
A White House chef knows the Chief Executive in ways few others do, and many have served not only as cooks but as confidants and informal policy advisors. In his second book, Miller, the executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches, winner of a James Beard Award for Soul Food, and former special assistant to President Clinton, profiles the largely African American kitchen staffs who have worked for presidents from the nation’s beginning. Many of these individuals changed history in ways overlooked until now: one cook averted a plot to poison the first president, another compelled President Johnson to do all he could to support the Civil Rights Act. Miller tells these and other stories, drawing on a wide range of oral histories, interviews, photographs, cookbooks, and more.
Politics and Prose – 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Join this panel discussion with DC community advocates, international development practitioners, and entrepreneurs while celebrating and acknowledging Afro-Latinos’ experience in, and contribution to, the District of Columbia. This event will provide an opportunity to hear about the most important elements of the action plan for the Decade of the “African Descendants (2015-2024) proclaimed by the United Nations.
Musical entertainment courtesy of James Lovell Garifuna Music Workshop, and the Nsaa West African Drum and Dance Ensemble Group. Reception with light refreshments follows the program.
Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place SE
Washington, DC 20020
Jean E. Snyder traces Burleigh’s life from his Pennsylvania childhood through his fifty-year tenure as a soloist at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan.
Independence Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Streets