Film screening “James Hemings: Ghost in America’s Kitchen”
February 11 @ 6:00 pm
If you’ve ever eaten macaroni and cheese, French fries, or ice cream, you’ve enjoyed the contributions of James Hemings, a chef, an enslaved man, and one of America’s culinary founding fathers. “James Hemings: Ghost in America’s Kitchen” explores the erasure of his incredible life, many achievements, and the even lesser-known fact that he was enslaved by Thomas Jefferson, his brother-in-law. This forgotten story of James Hemings will captivate foodies, intrigue historians, and give every American a greater appreciation for the French fries on their plate. Samples of the foods featured in the film will be served. This event is brought to you in partnership with the Human Rights Advisory Committee. Registration is free but required.