Potato chips may have been around since the 1820s, but it is thanks to a chef named George Speck that they became popular in America. George worked in a famous restaurant, and he got his name 'Crum' because one of the wealthy diners in his restaurant could not remember George's last name.
Observing Black History Month In 1964 the author James Baldwin reflected on the shortcomings of his education. “When I was going to school,” he said, “I began to be bugged by the teaching of American history because it seemed that that history had been taught without cognizance of my presence.” As an immigrant to the USA, Black History Month (introduced in 1976 to rectify the situation that James Baldwin and Black Americans had experienced in education) has afforded me the opportunity to learn about history shakers and makers. Some of the names were familiar to me, as in this blog post, but often I had to dig deep to research pioneers,…