For the final day of Black History Month, the Truman Library and Museum is hosting a panel discussion program that highlights African-Americans who have worked in presidential food service at the White House and beyond.
The free program is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, and a reception begins a half-hour before that. The panel discussion will feature Adrian Miller, author of “The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families from the Washingtons to the Obamas.” Other panelists are Charlie Redden, a former White House chef in the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, and Wanda Joell, a former flight attendant for four presidents and the first African-American woman to serve on Air Force One.
Miller, whose previous book “Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time,” won a James Beard Foundation Book Award, will have a book signing immediately after the program.
While the program is free and open to the public, RSVPs are requested. To reserve a seat, go to www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/events/ or to www.trumanlibraryinstitute.org/events/upcoming-events/ and click on the link for RSVP.