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Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta, Georgia and Paschal’s Restaurant

Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta, Georgia and Paschal’s Restaurant

Southern Food and Civil Rights Book talk: Brothers James and Robert Paschal opened a restaurant adjacent to the Atlanta University Center (AUC). Atlanta city officials gave Paschal’s a “colored only” Jim Crow restaurant seating designation. However, the restaurants famed fried chicken and other menu items attracted white dinners who made up some seventy percent of its regular customers. The brothers had committed to employ as many AUC college students as they could knowing that many of them needed the money. Many of their student employees went on to join the sit-in movement in Atlanta. Follow the Fred Opie show and the content Fred shares on his website, Twitter and Facebook. Take the time to review the show on iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud. If you like what you hear and learn, tell others about it and share and post the link to the show.

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