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10/11/2020
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Remember the Ladies: Lulu White

The exact dates of White’s birth and death are not known. She was born on a farm near Selma, Alabama, but claimed to be an immigrant from the West Indies. Publicity from about 1906 claimed (probably falsely) that she was 31 years old. She was of mixed race, and enjoyed, for a time, an affluence rare for those of African American descent. Continue reading

06/01/2016
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Remember the Ladies: Leah Chase

Leah Chase is a New Orleans chef, author and television personality. She is known as the Queen of Creole Cuisine, and advocates for African-American art and Creole cooking. Her restaurant, Dooky Chase, was known as a gathering place during the 1960s among many who participated in the Civil Rights movement[citation needed]; and was known as a gallery due to its extensive African-American art collection. Continue reading

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