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Dooky Chase's Restaurant In New Orleans Part 4

James Meredith above and Crab bisque below, recipe below 
In 1960s New Orleans, a city that the white power structure kept segregated, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant became a space where black and white activist could meet and plan their movement's strategy. Although public officials viewed these gatherings as a violation of Jim Crow laws, Dooky Chase’s proved to popular to close down without the possibility of resistance from its white patrons and Treme residents.  Chase recalls feeding would be Ole Miss student James Meredith and his attorney Constance every day at her restaurant as they participated in the court proceedings held in New Orleans to gain admission to the university. Folks rave about Chase's crab bisque. 

Documentary, the Legacy of James Meredith: [Watch 7 min 54 sec] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FDU821xFaI

Crab Bisque Recipe: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/crab_bisque/

Series Feeding the Revolution with Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Feeding+the+Revolution


New Orleans Foodways and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=New+Orleans


Leah Chase Series with Recipe: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Dooky+Chase

Love and Barbecue in Georgia Series: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Love+and+Barbecue

Women’s Series with Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=women%27s+history

Dooky Chase's Restaurant In New Orleans Part 5

Elizabeth Taylor Through the Lens of Food