Thomas Jefferson

Although history has taught us that former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson is the one who invented the American version of macaroni and cheese, we're here to inform you for Black History Month that it was actually created by Jefferson's enslaved Black chef, James Hemings.

It appears that officials in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District are looking to make some social change by renaming a handful of educational institutions named after known slaveowners and those who supported racist ideologies. 

Thomas Jefferson’s city-sanctioned birthday celebration has been formally terminated. In a controversial decision during a recent meeting of the Charlottesville, Virginia City Council, local leaders voted to remove an April 13  city holiday honoring former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, who was widely recognized as a scholar and scientist, an architecture and agricultural enthusiast – and, […]