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    The Recently Recognized Slave Behind Jack Daniel’s

    That drink you just ordered comes with a past. This is a great story that delves into the not-so-well-known history of Jack Daniel’s whiskey — and Nearest Green, the slave who taught the company founder to distill it. I hope this trend of honoring the people of color who underpinned so many advances continues and wonder what other similar unsung heroes of the food and drink world will come to light in the future.

     

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