Happy Juneteenth 2013! and Happy Birthday Mama Sugar: Foodways Texas Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient


We presented our third Lifetime Achievement Award to Nathan Jean Whittaker (Mama Sugar) Sanders on April 4th at our third annual symposium. Mama Sugar is the matriarch of the Sugar Shack Trailblazers, a trail riding club founded in 1983 and member of the Southwestern Trail Riders Association. She brings her family’s East Texas cooking traditions to trail riders as well as revelers at her annual Juneteenth birthday party. We also produced a short documentary film to accompany the award and help tell some of Mama Sugar’s story. Click the film below to watch.

Mama Sugar
by Keeley Steenson

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