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Fighting for civil rights with fork and spoon Published: July 9, 2014

Chef Leah Chase, or as she’s widely known for her famous New Orleans cooking, the “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” quite literally helped to feed the civil rights movement, according to Yahoo News.

As the chef and owner of the renowned New Orleans restaurant named after her husband’s father, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant, Chase’s family took great risk in braving the South’s infamous “Jim Crow” laws to allow black and white organizers of the civil rights movement to use the popular restaurant as a safe meeting place.

“You just did the work you thought you were expected to do,” Chase said. “Anything you thought that could better people, you just did it.”

H/T: Yahoo
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