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Memorial Day Meals

Memorial Day Meals

Courtesy of the New Public Library

Courtesy of the New Public Library

It’s about 1830 and a community in Bear Grass Creek near Louisville, Kentucky is having a community barbecue. Enslaved Africans and their masters spent a week clearing a field for the event and people donated wagon loads of meats and fowl prepared “for the common benefit” at the barbecue. In addition folks donated jugs full with “every beverage used in the country” and all sorts of “peaches, plums, and pears, would have sufficed to stock a market.” What will you being eating this Memorial Day holiday? Whose doing the cook and with whom will you be breaking bread?

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