Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor

Vertamae Grosvenor holding a woven fan.

Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, hosting the public television show "Soul!" on WNET Channel 13 in 1971. Image credits: Chester Higgins Jr. The New York Times.

(1938-2016) Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor was a culinary anthropologist, griot, food writer, and broadcaster on public media. She has written many books, essays, and poems on the Gullah and Geechee way of life in South Carolina.