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Nat Fuller’s Feast: The Life and Legacy of an Enslaved Cook in Charleston

This entry was posted on Friday, April 17th, 2015

Kudos to the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative team for a great story in The Post and Courier about the Nat Fuller exhibit.


Nat Fuller Exhibit Description
In April 1865, Nat Fuller, a newly free African American cook, hosted what one observer described as a “miscegenation dinner ” at his restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina. Fuller’s dinner guests, both black and white, celebrated Emancipation and the end of the U.S. Civil War. This exhibition explores Nat Fuller’s work and legacy as an enslaved cook, caterer, and restaurateur, and provides insight into the culinary history of antebellum Charleston.