Booker Wright, a black waiter from Greenwood, Mississippi, became an unlikely Civil Rights hero.
Next week on Gravy: The tragic and true story of Booker Wright, owner of Booker’s Place nightclub and waiter at famed restaurant Lusco’s, who spoke out about the pains of segregation and lived and died in the Mississippi Delta town of Greenwood.
This year’s Fabric of Freedom events kick off September 2 at the very place the sit-in movement began: the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, located in the former F.W. Woolworth building.
Ed Scott formed a cooperative in 1971 in the area of Leflore County, Mississippi, known as Brooks Farm. The hope was that smaller farmers could, through the co-op, acquire loans and government support.
Ninth-generation Nashvillian David Ewing illucidates the importance of historically black colleges and universities in the struggle for Civil Rights in his hometown.
Poet TJ Jarrett weaves stories of corn silk and Civil Rights, learning to read and learning to dance.
The film series Counter Histories documents the 1960s struggle to desegregate Southern restaurants.
The Georgia peach is an icon, serving as shorthand for Southern beauty, hospitality, sweetness, and agrarian identity. Tom Okie shares how its roots sink deep into the messy racial politics of Southern history.
Chefs Robert Phalen and Deborah VanTrece will collaborate on a luncheonette menu straight from the 1960s to be served at One Eared Stag in Atlanta, which occupies a space where Dr. King himself dined. Proceeds from the lunch will benefit the King Center.