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National Geographic Hosts ‘Conversations on Race’ Event at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

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On Monday March 28, 2018, National Geographic held an event at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) to kick off National Geographic’s The Race Issue, a special single-topic issue on race. The museum catered event kicked off the publication of National Geographic magazine’s April issue, The Race Issue, a special-topic issue released ahead of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Monday’s event featured presentations and perspectives on race in American life by storytellers featured in the April 2018 issue of National Geographic.

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(left to right) National Geographic Partners CEO Gary Knell, Governor John Hickenlooper, General Colin Powell, and National Geographic Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg. Photograph by National Geographic/Taylor Mickal.

National Geographic released The Race Issue in conjunction with the upcoming 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on April 4. The event featured presentations and perspectives on race in American life by storytellers featured in the April 2018 issue of National Geographic.

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Executive Chef Jerome Grant Provides Smoked Haddock and Corn Croquettes. Photograph by National Geographic/Taylor Mickal.

The event was catered by Thompson Hospitality and Restaurant Associates, showcasing the rich culture and history of the African American people with traditional, authentic offerings as well as present-day food traditions. Executive Chef Jerome Grant uses the very best version of classic dishes and employs a high degree of from-scratch cooking with locally-sourced ingredients.

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Johnston County Sweet Potato Pie. Photograph by National Geographic/Taylor Mickal.

Click here to learn more about the National Geographic magazine’s April issue, The Race Issue. To learn more about catering and hosting your next event at NMAAHC, please email: NMAAHCSpecialEvents@si.edu

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