Thursday, November 24 at 9.30pm on THE HISTORY CHANNEL
The story of Thanksgiving, with its costumed Pilgrims, turkeys and pumpkin pie, zigzags through American history with some surprising twists. At the iconic Thanksgiving feast of 1621, no pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce was served, and that event was wiped from the history books for 200 years! In the 19th Century, some southern states thought Thanksgiving was an abolitionist plot and refused to celebrate it. Thanksgiving didn’t become an annual national American holiday until WWII! What started as a sombre Puritan day of prayer is now about football and food. Join us as we serve up the Real Story of Thanksgiving.