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Food, Jazz, and Protest in Jim Crow Washington, D.C

“Food, Jazz, and Protest in Jim Crow Washington, D.C,” a podcast from author Fred Opie’s book Southern Food and Civil Rights: Feeding the Revolution. In an abstract of the related chapter to the podcast, Opie writes, in the 1940s through the early 1960s, Washington, D.C. had predominantly Jim Crow restaurants and cafeterias that catered to a “whites only” customer base.

Ice Cream Baron Tom Carvel

July is national ice cream month and we are doing a related series. I grew up in Westchester County in the 1960s through the early 1980s consuming lots of Carvel Ice Cream. But I never knew much about the founder of the company, Greek immigrant Tom Carvel.  Born in Athens, Greece 1906, Carvel migrated with his family to New York City in 1910