FOOD & FOLKLORE: Dinner Series - "Welcome to the Hilltop"
Eatonville Restaurant's Food & Folklore Dinner Series is excited to host a "Welcome to the Hilltop" dinner for Howard Dodson on Sunday, March 25 at 6:30 PM. Mr. Dodson retired in 2011 as the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem and recently relocated to DC's historic U Street/Shaw neighborhood as the new Director of Howard University Libraries and Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.
Mr. Dodson served as the Director of the Schomburg Center for 27 years where he doubled the 5 million holdings of the collection to 10 million, including the acquisition of the collections of Melville J. Herskovits, John Henrik Clarke, Lorraine Hansberry, Malcolm X and Nat King Cole, among others. In addition to serving as curator on various major exhibits, Mr. Dodson played a major leadership role in preserving NYC's African Burial Ground and making it a National Monument.
As one of Howard University's major research facilities, the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center collects, preserves, and makes available for research a wide range of resources chronicling the Black experience."We have too few centers that are documenting the global Black experience. Moorland has been one of the most important ones for nearly 100 years," Howard Dodson said.
The "Welcome to the Hilltop" Food & Folklore event includes a 3-course prix fixe dinner menu featuring southern favorites. The cost for Food & Folklore is $45 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations are required.
- Jambalaya Rolls
- Corn Fritters
- Collard Green Salad with Water Chestnuts & Figs
- Smoked Sweet Potato
- Southern Fried Chicken
- Eatonville Lemon Pie
Eatonville Restaurant (View)
2121 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 22204