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The Black History of Eggnog

The spiced drink parallels America’s fraught history with African Americans

Photo: Yulia Naumenko/Getty Images

Creamy, aromatic eggnog is a staple in American homes during the winter — we consume an estimated 135 million pounds per year, to be exact. Whether served in mugs at holiday parties or paired with whiskey, rum, or brandy, the beverage inevitably makes an appearance on drink menus around…

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Kayla Stewart

Kayla Stewart

Kayla Stewart is a freelance journalist from Houston, and is currently based in Harlem.