African American History Culture : The slave who taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,
    Bet you didn't know this :rofl: Jack ain't no fool, he sitting right next to brother man.


    The slave who taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey



    LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Every year, about 275,000 people tour the Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg, and as they stroll through its brick buildings nestled in a tree-shaded hollow, they hear a story like this: In the 1850s, when Daniel was a boy, he went to work for a preacher, grocer and distiller named Dan Call. The preacher was a busy man, and when he saw promise in young Jack, he taught him how to run his whiskey still — and the rest is history ...


    http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/the-slave-who-taught-jack-daniel-how-to-make-whiskey/

    The slave who taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey

    On its 150th anniversary, the Tennessee whiskey distillery concedes that its official history didn’t tell the whole story of its origins.
    seattletimes.com


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    In an undated photograph, Jack Daniel, center white hat, and to the left, a man who could be a son of Nearis Green, who taught Daniel how to make whiskey. Green was a slave of Dan Call, a preacher, grocer and distiller who took Daniel under his wing. (HANDOUT/NYT)

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    I find it disturbing to keep learning about Black people that give their knowledge away for others to get rich off of. Back then we did it with no compensation, today, we get thrown some change they call salaries that can't even be defined for many as a living wage. Whew!!
     
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    Wow! Interesting. Thanks for posting. Amazing.
     
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