The Legacy Quilt Project

A story-gathering project featured in MOFAD’s exhibition African/American: Making the Nation’s Table. Who is your African American culinary hero?

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Frederick Douglass Opie

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The Legacy Quilt

Explore some of the incredible stories of African Americans who have shaped our country’s culinary identity.

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The Legacy Quilt Project is a project of the Museum of Food and Drink. MOFAD welcomes submissions of African American culinary heroes to add to our Legacy Quilt as part of our exhibition, African/American: Making the Nation’s Table.


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