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Enslaved Black Man Created World’s Most Popular Whiskey

Enslaved Black Man Created World’s Most Popular Whiskey

Jack Daniel’s is the world’s most popular whiskey brand, but until recently, few people knew the liquor was created by Nathan “Nearest” Green, an enslaved Black man who mentored Daniel. “We’ve always known,” says Debbie Staples, a great-great-granddaughter of Green’s who heard the story from her grandmother. … “He made …

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