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George Washington’s 1795 Thanksgiving celebrated liberty — but the chef behind the feast had none

11 mins | Nov 26, 2020
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The remarkable story of the enslaved chef behind 'the General's' presidential kitchen. In 1795, George Washington celebrated Thanksgiving as a day to thank God for establishing liberty in America. But for Hercules Posey, the President’s enslaved chef, it was another day of life in a netherworld between free and unfree. Ramin Ganeshram tells us more about Posey's life in The Washington Post.
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