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Secrets co-founder Jim Duffy recently went on WBOC-TV’s Good Day Delmarva to tell the tale of Thomas Downing, a black man whose life journey in the time of slavery took him from his birthplace in Chincoteague, Va. to New York City, where he became an entrepreneur who opened a groundbreaking new kind of restaurant and became known as the “Oyster King” of New York.

You can watch the segment here:
Thomas Downing Segment on Good Day Delmarva

You can also read the big write-up I did about Downing here:
Chincoteague Character of the Day: Thomas Downing

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