// Fighting against racism to establish a key role in bartending history. //
Within the last few years I've spent hobby time digging for less known American history that gets buried in the glossy stories we celebrate. I'm intrigued more than ever about the groups of people that helped build this country, and especially those that stories aren't told often, and had natural barriers due to their ethnicity. With all the national immigration chatter, which for the record I personally feel like this country's strength is in its diversity, these topics interest me even more.
David Wondrich is probably our best historian for American bartending and cocktail truth. The Bitter Southerner opened their blog up to Wondrich to uncover the beginnings and important role African-Americans had in America's bartending roots. A wealth of knowledge in this article, and if this subject fascinates you, I highly encourage you to read it. The whole story by Wondrich can be found here. Also, here's a story I wrote on the subject about 18 months ago.