Searching for Soul-Food in the Once Chocolate City

For the first time in almost sixty years, Washington D.C.’s black population is now less than 50 percent. In a city whose foodways originate in Southern and African American sensibilities, Ralph Eubanks ponders what impact the population shift is having on the restaurant scene.

National Archives Commemorates Civil Rights

During July, a month that marks 50 years since the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the National Archives is hosting a variety of exhibits to commemorate the legislation.

Behind the [White House] Kitchen Door

Adrian Miller, a longtime SFA member and the James Beard Award–winning author of Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, is currently researching the history of African American chefs in the White House.