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